Programs & Campaigns

Community-driven Sustainable School Transformation

Remaking our schools is a job community members, who understand our needs and know how to address them.

Elected Representative School Board

Parents deserve a voice in their children's education. They worked with us in Chicago and Springfield to make that happen.

Mid South Education Alliance

The MSEA facilitates community involvement in schools because parents and concerned citizens are the heart of any school system.

Sustainable Community Schools

After the school day is over, we step in to support students' and families' academic, health and social needs.

The Fight for Dyett High School

In 2015, CPS closed the only open-enrollment high school serving Black and Brown students in Bronzeville. KOCO and the community reopened it.

News & Press

Haki McLaurin, Restorative Justice Coordinator at KOCO, holds a Circle Experience with students at Drake Elementary.

Restorative Justice: A Path to a More Equitable School Community

The school system in America has been justly criticized for its traditional approach to discipline, which often relies…

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