Campaign for School Equity

We at CSE, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, relentlessly toil to train – as well as mobilize – faith and community leaders to ensure equal educational opportunity to every child in the state. We continue moving forward, growing higher quality options, starting in Memphis and Nashville.

Mission

Campaign for School Equity aims to ensure that all children, especially those of color, and families in Tennessee have access to high quality education choices by uniting communities of clergy, parents and students to raise their voices to create effective...

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History

Born from a national, maternal organization, Campaign for School Equity was founded by passionate Executive Director, Mendell Grinter. With increased demand for school choice initiatives in Memphis and Nashville, the dynamic organization will expand its...

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STAFF

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Mendell Grinter

Founder/Executive Director

In this role Mendell is responsible for leading the organizations work in Memphis, and Nashville.

mendell@campaignforschoolequity.org

Office: (901) 260-9683

Twitter: @mendellgrinter

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Kenyatta Andrews

Director of Operations

In this role, Kenyatta is responsible for assisting with the day to day finance and operation of the organization.

kenyatta@campaignforschoolequity.org

Office: (901) 260-9683

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Kevin Armstrong

Memphis Organizer

In this role, Kevin is responsible for engaging with community members in Hickory Hill.

kevin@campaignforschoolequity.org

Office: (901) 260-9683

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Julian Kelly

Memphis Organizer

In this role, Julian is responsible for engaging with community members in South Memphis.

julian@campaignforschoolequity.org

Office: (901) 260-9683

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Leshundra Robinson

Memphis Organizer

In this role, Leshundra is responsible for engaging with community members in Whitehaven.

leshundra@campaignforschoolequity.org

Office: (901) 260-9683

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Sherry Pitts

Special Assistant

In this role, Sherry is responsible for assisting the Executive Director with day to day administrative needs.

sherry@campaignforschoolequity.org

Office: (901) 260-9683

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Dione Smith

Memphis Organizer

In this role, Dione is responsible for engaging with community members in North Memphis.

dione@campaignforschoolequity.org

Office: (901) 260-9683

BOARD MEMBERS: Darry Cobb, Tosha Downey, Jessica Ball, Elliot Perry

ADVOCACY

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LOCAL + STATE PRIORITIES

At the local and state levels, CSE supports education policies that will ensure children have access to high quality schools…

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CLERGY FOR SCHOOL EQUITY

Campaign for School Equity aims to ensure that all children, especially those of color, and…

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STUDENTS FOR SCHOOL EQUITY

Often a voice that is well forgotten, CSE aims to leverage our advocacy work in Memphis by…

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UPCOMING EVENTS

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For information on additional events, visit us on Facebook.

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