A close partner to the School Desegregation Notebook, IntegratedSchools.org is a grassroots, volunteer network of parents who come together for discussions about what it means – for them, their children, society in general – to opt in to integrated schools. They generate conversations a number of different ways, including:
- A blog, which features posts from parents in their network
- Their “two-tour pledge” – parents agree to tour two majority minority schools and to discuss the tours with two parent friends
- A book club that meets online.
The primary focus of their work is oriented towards building community chapters of parents who meet to discuss school integration in their cities/communities. Their website currently lists over 15 chapters across the country, and they can help launch chapters anywhere, providing meeting strategies, flyers and sample agendas for anyone who’s interested.