#Day1 Coalition Partners & Leaders

Special appreciation to the individuals, companies and organizations that have embraced the program and made their environments free of bullying from #Day1.

#Day1 Coalition Partners

Our #Day1 Coalition Partners are organizations who promote #Day1 on their websites, social media or email communities to help the Tyler Clementi Foundation expand our reach and impact. Current Partners have promoted our work within the past two years. If you would like to be added to this list, please email us.

What People are Saying About #Day1

  • “As a researcher that has spent 22 years of my career trying to understand and reduce bullying among youth, I have learned that a critical component of any school initiative to stop bullying has to include a transparent and direct statement from teachers, staff, and administrators. Students pay attention to what adults do and say; students want to co-create a safe climate with those who reside in the school. In my research, when staff have a clear statement and focus on creating a positive school climate, students bully less and intervene more to help their peers (Espelage, Polanin, & Low, 2014). The Tyler Clementi Foundation’s #Day1 campaign is exactly what every school should do to get all of the school members to commit to promoting a positive school climate that is respectful and free from negative interactions and behaviors. Only then can youth and adults in the buildings strive and thrive. If every school in the US would commit to participate fully in “#Day1″, then I would consider this a major accomplishment and I would feel that I could retire!”—Dr. Dorothy Espelage, University of Illinois, Champaign
  • “As a gay man who grew up in a rural community during unaccepting times, I understand firsthand how it feels to be on the receiving end of a bully’s taunts. No one, gay or straight, should feel alienated, humiliated or threatened for any reason.  By joining #Day1, we as leaders are pushing back and taking a stand in preventing another person from being hurt or perhaps even pushed into taking their own life.”—Bob Page, Founder and CEO of Replacements, Ltd.
  • “The Tyler Clementi Center (TCC) at Rutgers University and all of us whosupport the efforts of the Tyler Clementi Foundation to prevent bullying – both on and off line across the country – are committed to explore ways in which the #Day1 campaign can be part of an overall strategy in higher education settings to build inclusive and safe community, promote positive campus climate and ensure the well-being of students.”—Richard Edwards, Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey and Chancellor Rutgers – New Brunswick 
  • “Teachers College is the largest and most comprehensive graduate school of education in the US…over 5000 graduate students attend TC, so we feel strongly about being a leader in the field and supporting the work of the Foundation.”—Thomas P. Rock, Ed.D., Associate Provost for Enrollment Services, Teachers College, Columbia University
  • “We are excited to continue our partnership with the Tyler Clementi Foundation.  At Barilla, setting expectations with #Day1 is vital to sustaining our values and culture while promoting everyone’s differences.  We are thrilled to be a part of #Day1!  It empowers managers to eliminate bullying and harassment both inside the organization and in the communities in which we operate”—Jean-Pierre Comte, President Region Americas

 

Current #Day1 Coalition Partners

  • Amazin LêThi Foundation
  • Big Brothers and Big Sisters of America
  • Boys and Girls Clubs of America
  • Canadian Center for Gender and Sexual Diversity (CAN)
  • Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Office of Safe Schools (PA)
  • Dearborn Public Schools (MI)
  • Durham Public Schools (NC)
  • Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington, DC (DC)
  • Human Rights Campaign (DC)
  • Ithaca College (NY)
  • Kidpower Teenpower Fullpower International
  • Mazu (CAN)
  • New York City Department of Education (NY)
  • Peyton Heart Project (NJ/TX)
  • Rise Against Bullying
  • Share My Lesson
  • Sidewalk Smiles Campaign (NJ/TX)
  • Teachers College at Columbia University (NY)
  • Teaching Tolerance
  • YMCA of the USA

Past #Day1 Coalition Partners

  • American Federation of Teachers
  • American Federation of Teachers (NJ)
  • American Federation of Teachers (MI)
  • American Federation of Teachers (TX)
  • Athlete Ally
  • Audrie Pott Foundation
  • Bull City Schools United (NC)
  • Bystander Revolution
  • Centerlink
  • Center for Cyber Safety and Education (FL)
  • Gay Men’s Chorus of San Francisco (CA)
  • Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles (CA)
  • Garden State Equality (NJ)
  • GLAAD (NY)
  • Keshet Inc.
  • Megan Meier Foundation (MO)
  • Michigan Education Association (MI)
  • National Education Association
  • New York State United Teachers (NY)
  • Scouts for Equality
  • State of Michigan Superintendent of Schools, Brian Whiston (MI)
  • Take on Hate Coalition
  • Texas Education Association (TX)
  • University of the Arts (PA)
  • United Cerebral Palsy (DC)
  • United Nations Free and Equal Campaign
  • United States Peace Corps

#Day1 Leaders

Our #Day1 Leaders are organizations who have implemented #Day1 in their schools, workplaces and faith communities to prevent bullying before it begins. Current Leaders have implemented #Day1 within the past two years. If you would like to be added to this list, please email us.

Current #Day1 Leaders

  • Ameritech College of Healthcare (UT)
  • Bergen Arts and Science Charter School (NJ)
  • Boys & Girls Club of Aztec (NM)
  • Boys & Girls Club of Cleveland (OH)
  • Boys & Girls Club of Redwoods (CA)
  • Brogden Middle School (NC)
  • Brooklyn College (NY)
  • Butler High School (IN)
  • Chestnut Ridge Middle School (NY)
  • City Year of Detroit (MI)
  • Dearborn Public Schools (MI)
  • Delaware Tech Community College (DE)
  • Durham Public Schools (NC)
  • Equality Charter School (NY)
  • Francis Lewis High School (NY)
  • Farmingdale College (NY)
  • Franklin College (IN)
  • Grissom Middle School (MI)
  • Guilford College (NC)
  • Heritage Middle School (NC)
  • Highland Middle School (KY)
  • It Takes A Village Academy High School (NY)
  • Jackson Liberty Athletics (NJ)
  • Jamestown High School (VA)
  • Jefferson County Public Schools (KY)
  • Kennedy High School (IA)
  • Lyndhurst High School (NJ)
  • Manhattan School of Music (NY)
  • Mercer County Community College (NJ)
  • Middle School 297/75 Morton (NY)
  • Mineral Area College (MO)
  • Moravia Central School (NY)
  • Public School/Intermediate School 187 Hudson Cliffs (NY)
  • Public School 397 Spruce Street School (NY)
  • Queens College (NY)
  • Ridgewood High School (NJ)
  • Ruskin High School (MO)
  • Sagemont School (FL)
  • Saint John’s College (NY)
  • Sayrevile War Memorial High School (NJ)
  • Siena College (NY)
  • University of Missouri Kansas City (MO)
  • Utica Public Schools (MI)
  • Westfield High School (NJ)
  • Williamsburg High School (VA)
  • Winthrop University (SC)
  • Woodbridge School District Middle Schools (NJ)
  • YMCA of the Brandywine Valley (PA)
  • YMCA of Greater Cincinnati (OH)
  • YMCA of Sioux (SD)
  • YMCA of Treasure Coast (FL)

Past #Day1 Leaders

  • Albright College (PA)
  • Alpha Gamma Delta: Lambda Gamma Chapter at
  • Villanova University (PA)
  • Buffalo High School (WY)
  • Birmingham Public Schools (MI)
  • Campfire North Shore at Bentley Academy (MA)
  • Clarion University (PA)
  • College of San Mateo (CA)
  • Consortium of Higher Education LGBT Resource Centers (NY)
  • Cornell University (NY)
  • Dearborn Public Schools (MI)
  • Delaware Technical Community College (DE)
  • Floyd Elementary (MI)
  • Francis Lewis High School (NY)
  • Godwin Public Schools (MI)
  • International Academy of Saginaw (MI)
  • Ithaca College (NY)
  • Kent State University (OH)
  • Leonia High School (NJ)
  • Lincoln Park School District (MI)
  • Lincolnton Middle School (NC)
  • Neshaminy High School (PA)
  • Northeastern Illinois University (IL)
  • Ohio State University (OH)
  • Ovid-Elsie Area Schools (MI)
  • Palm Beach County Schools (FL)
  • Rutgers University (NJ)
  • Southern Oregon University (OR)
  • Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville (IL)
  • St. Petersburg YMCA (FL)
  • Texas School for the Deaf (TX)
  • University of Central Florida (FL)
  • University of Delaware (DE)
  • University of Wisconsin at Platteville (WI)
  • University of Oklahoma (OK)
  • Utica Community Schools (MI)
  • Villanova University Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life (PA)
  • Wayne State University (MI)
  • Washington State University (WA)

*updated 4/4/19

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