The Black Organizing Project is a Black member-led community organization working for racial, social, and economic justice through grassroots organizing and community-building in Oakland, California.  The Black Organizing Project launched the Bettering Our School System campaign in October 2011, in response to the murder of 20-year old  unarmed Black man by Oakland School Police on school campus. The primary goals of the campaign are to:  End the criminalization of Black and Brown students in the Oakland Unified School District and to invest in alternative models of school safety that don’t rely on police.