Break The Pipeline

The Break the Pipeline campaign is a multi-system campaign to end  criminalization, mass incarceration and supervision of black youth and adults in the education, police, and juvenile court, and prison systems by building power with families and formerly incarcerated people.

The work of ending the school to prison pipeline from the MCU perspective requires intentional engagement and organizing of faith communities and affected communities. We educate and inform congregations to understand systemic change in education, police and juvenile justice systems as critical to creating healthy children and communities. Capacity also involves the engagement of parents and students as stakeholders in bettering the educational systems. We will continue to build capacity by training leaders to engage policymakers and power structures by building relationships and strategic actions. Training leaders are part of our organizing ladder of leadership where we move concerned/affected people into various roles so they become key leaders in a segment of the campaign and within the larger community.

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Michael Brown Jr. 10th Angelversary Weekend
Leader Spotlight: Sandra Keely
National Leadership Training (NLT)
5/21/24 Press Release: Initiative Petition Attack
🚨FREE Certificate: Organizing & Social Transformation
Phase 1 Complete of the Healthy Families Ballot Initiative!
Leader Spotlight: Brian Nikodym
Sustainer Spotlight: Carolyn Redmore
Leader Spotlight: Sarah Rose
Final Signature Collection Blitz
BTP News Alert- #KeepKidsinClass!
EJ Intern Spotlight: Torrey Taylor
Special Spotlight Edition: MCU's New Executive Director
Annual Meeting & Issue Summit Recap 2024
MLK Weekend Call to Action!
Leader Spotlight: Sonja Little-Cochren
MCU Gala 2023 Recap
EJ Intern Spotlight: Kelly Bono
Is the plan backed by Gov. Mike Parson the best “plan” for the youth of St. Louis, Missouri?


MCU puts faith into action by developing leaders who move their congregations, organizations and communities to change public policy for the common good.
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