We believe

All children have the right to grow and live in a healthy, safe and nurturing academic environment, surrounding by adults who care about them.

Our Mission

Our mission is to create a context of a safe and welcoming learning environment which is free of policing, connected to the community, supportive of educators and is centered on the children.

The CASP Model is a new and innovative program, with a duel focus designed to: 

  • Phase-out in-school policing and school resource officers by replacing them with specially trained paraprofessionals.
  • Creation of “new” pipeline of certified teachers that reflects the demographics of the community, through non-traditional pathways.


In School Policing & Safety
The data is clear:
Arrest rates of children increased substantially after schools received federal grants to hire police officers, starting in 1999.

  • Each additional officer led to about 2.5 extra in-school arrests annually of children between ages 7 and 14.
  • Black students are much more likely to be arrested in school.
  • The addition of school police officers led to a 6% increase in disciplinary actions & suspensions for middle school students.
  • School suspensions were largely in response to relatively low-level offenses, and Black students were most affected.
  • Middle or high schools that hired more police, students were less likely to graduate high school & lower college enrollment rates.
  • That police in predominantly Black schools were more likely to view students in those schools as a threat.


Community & Schools

Building a diverse, inclusive workforce for the future….

  • Having at least one black teacher in third through fifth grades reduced a black student’s probability of dropping out of school by 29 percent,
  • Non-Black teachers identify Black students as gifted in reading 2.1 percent of the time. Black teachers are three times more likely to identify black students as gifted in reading: 6.2 percent of the time.
  • And it’s not just Black students who benefit, ALL students prefer teachers of color and Black teachers, and report greater engagement
  • Reduce dropout rates considerably, equalize gifted participation, and engage more students of all races


In Youth & the Future

Creating a “new” pipeline for the future of diversity, inclusion & equity academic workforce.

FACT: only about 14.6% of ALL teachers are Black or Latino, while near 60% of all public school students are non-white.

There is also evidence that white students benefit from having a racially and ethnically diverse teaching staff by:

  • Becoming exposed to new perspectives
  • Realizing an increased sense of civic engagement
  • Developing better problem-solving and critical thinking skills
  • Expanding their range of creativity and social-and-emotional learning (SEL) skills

social justice message

Due to recent events, on behalf of My Covenant Place, we would like to express our condolences to the families that lost loved ones due to the acts of violence perpetrated by the police. At My Covenant Place we don’t condone violence or racial prejudices in any form. We stand in solidarity with the protesters and law enforcement that oppose the injustices of their colleagues. As we confront this problem BLACK men and women have faced since arrival in this country, we hope the most recent events will spark a nationwide dialogue with the intent to end racial profiling and discrimination of our black men and women. We hope these events will be the catalyst to bring a torn nation together.