Racial Equity Council

Through the Racial Equity investment area, NewSchools is investing $1.5 million in innovators with bold ideas to alleviate racial inequities in education. Instead of a traditional grantmaking approach, this is the council, comprised of parents, students, and education innovators, making the decisions.

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Tatiana Mitchell

Tatiana Mitchell

Community Healer

Tatiana (Ta) is a behavioral health professional, community healer, and founder of The NoBrakes Organization. Her organization provides education, behavioral therapy, and community service to schools, businesses, and individuals. She has dedicated 15 years to behavioral therapy and is an advocate for youth and those with intellectual disabilities. Growing up in Camden, New Jersey, she dealt with difficult circumstances, including having parents who suffered from addiction. She says, “I am simply just a girl from the projects who truly desires to make a difference. I want to share my experiences with others and truly be a resource.”