Research & Resources

Authored by SJLI Executive Director:

Educating for a Critical Democracy - Civic Participation Reimagined in the Council of Youth Research (PDF)

By: Nicole Mirra, Ernest D. Morrell, Ebony Cain, D’Artagnan Scorza, Arlene Ford


It should just be education - Critical pedagogy normalized as academic excellence (PDF)

By: D’Artagnan Scorza, Nicole Mirra, Ernest Morrell


Participatory Action Research and City Youth: Methodological Insights from the Council of Youth Research (PDF)

By: Mark A. Bautista, Melanie Bertrand, Ernest Morrell, D'Artagnan Scorza, Corey Matthews 


Suggested Readings: 

Supporting Young People in the Wake of Violence and Trauma, February 2017 

By: Mentor and JP Morgan Chase & Co. 


Finding the Greatness Within: Supporting College and Career Readiness for Young Men of Color

By: Mentor and JP Morgan Chase & Co. 


My Brother’s Keeper Task Force Report to the President, May 2014

By: Broderick Johnson and Jim Shelton 


Hispanic High School Graduates Pass Whites in Rate of College Enrollment
High School Drop-out Rate at Record Low.

By: Richard Fry, Paul Taylor


Parsing the Achievement Gap: Baselines for Tracking Progress. Policy Information Report. (PDF)

By Paul Barton


The victimization of children and youth: A comprehensive, national survey. (PDF)

By: David Finkelhor, Richard Ormond, Heather Turner, Sherry Hamby


Yes We Can: The Schott 50 State Report on Public Education and Black Males 2010 (PDF)

By: Schott Foundation


Economic Perspective on Incarceration and the Criminal Just System (PDF) 

By: Executive Office of the President of the United States


How to Become a Student Activist

By: Community for Accredited Online Schools