Improving Services to Kids

The Sacramento Independent Learning Center Corporation (SILCC) was established in late 2006. Its mission is to provide support and assistance to school districts and other non-profits seeking to improve the academic, social and personal lives of K-12 students.

Our Black Parallel School Board Partnership

In 2011 SILCC entered into a funding agreement with the Black Parallel School Board to provide those
“wrap-around” services” for students and their families to ensure the continued academic, personal, and social success of students.

Sacramento Independent Learning Center Services

Equity Training and Support

The following is a sampling of what our organization wants to improve at the school site.

1.Assessing their capacity to adapt to system-wide changes.

2.Developing the equity and culturally responsive toolkits of teachers to improve instruction for all learners.

3.Increasing employee cultural competence and sensitivity that build cross-culturalcommunication skills to make equity possible for historically low achievers….

 

 

Positive School Climate and Training

According to the U. S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights, school administrators expelled over 21,039 students and suspended another 750,000 students in California from 2009 to 2010. What’s more troubling is that suspended or expelled students are at a greater risk of drop-out than their peers. They have lower achievement scores and experience higher levels of juvenile delinquency. When administrators repeatedly suspend students, they set them up for failure.

Each year in California, many students are sent home unsupervised because of misbehavior….

 

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Equity Audits and Reports

As part of the Sacramento Independent Learning Center Corporation’s equity audit process, stakeholder teams visit school sites to assess systems, programs, policies, and curricula to ensure equitable service delivery and activities for all students, regardless of race or ethnicity.

In addition, examine programs and policies, determine the equity index, and make recommendations for improvement. The audit process provides challenging and provocative culturally proficient experiences for all educational stakeholders to help identify barriers to equity to…

Student Leadership Training

SILCC formed a Zero Tolerance Student Committee to change the interpretation of the zero tolerance law. Our formation describes real-life student stories about the negative impact of what happens when schools suspend and expel students.

Student members of the Zero Tolerance Committee have established bilingual teams to visit schools to educate all stakeholders about the range of decisions that emanate from the zero tolerance law. Students have discovered that too often the punishment at one school does not match the punishment of another school for the same action…

Staff

Darryl White

Chief Operating Officer

Barbara Saunders

Teacher

Connie Wallace

Teacher

Clients and Partners