Back to School Means Back to Fighting for Equity

With back-to-school season approaching fast, we are reminded that inequity—as regards race, class, sex, gender, and ability—exists in some shape or form at every school.  


At Deed, we believe that, despite these serious challenges, the classroom remains a place of possibility. That’s why this August, we are highlighting nonprofits that advocate for more effective, inclusive, and empowering education across the world. 


Education is our “Cause of the Month” for August because we think that our Deed community can lead the charge for more effective and inclusive schools in 2022 and beyond. Now we invite you to take action by giving and volunteering, through education and engagement, at work, home, and in your community. 


Our Education toolkit includes:


  • Volunteer and giving opportunities in the US and around the world
  • In-depth look at specific cause areas, including: women and girls’ education, learning disabilities, youth LGBTQIA+, and more
  • A calendar of awareness days (like World Distance Learning Day on August 21)
  • Employee and ERG engagement ideas, as well as a walkthrough of how to craft your campaign
  • Recommendations of worthwhile books, podcasts, and films on education 

You can also find out how to support these and other deserving nonprofits:


The Malala Fund 

The Malala Fund is working for a world where every girl can learn and lead, funding their work supports the work of educators and advocates, and helps bolster girls’ secondary education around the world.

Eye to Eye National 

Eye to Eye’s mission is to improve the educational experience and outcomes of every student who learns differently, including those with specific learning disabilities (LD), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and other similar disabilities. 


All students should feel safe, cared for, and included at school. GLSEN’s affirming, inclusive K-12 curriculum has been implemented in schools across the U.S., while the organization’s Gender and Sexuality Alliances [GSAs] help teens feel more empowered. GLSEN was also integral in passing the Student Non-Discrimination Act, the Safe Schools Improvement Act, and other bills that protect children from discrimination in schools based on their sexual orientation or gender identity.

Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS) 

SIECUS advances sex education through advocacy, policy and coalition building. SIECUS envisions an equitable nation where all people receive sex education, are affirmed in their identities, and have power to make decisions about their own health, pleasure, and wholeness.

Pencils of Promise 

Pencils of Promise is a for-purpose organization that builds schools, trains teachers and funds scholarships in the developing world. Since its founding in October 2008, the organization has impacted over 232, 046 children and led 589 school build projects. 

Gol de Letra Foundation 

Gol de Letra Foundation aims to promote the integral education of children, adolescents and young people through sports, culture and job training.

Apps for Good 

Since 2010, Apps for Good has worked with teachers to unlock the potential of over 200,000 students around the UK, and beyond, with free technology courses. Their courses encourage students to think about the world around them and solve the problems that they find by creating apps and products with machine learning and IoT.

Chance for Children 

Chance for Children is committed to breaking the cycle of poverty by providing financial and advisory support to children in need so that they have an equal access to educational opportunities outside of schools. Children who receive CFC's Study Coupons can select and participate in out-of-school activities based on their needs and/or interests, including tutoring schools, arts & crafts, music, sports and nature programs, throughout the year.


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