How to dismantle the school-to-prison pipeline, one teacher at a time

The cradle-to-career pipeline: Jason Terrell and Mario Jovan Shaw met through Teach for America, where they were assigned to teach at underserved middle schools in Charlotte, North Carolina. The two came away from their experience with a goal: they want to see more African-American male teachers. To that end, the pair started Profound Gentlemen, a nonprofit that provides mentorship to African-American students and teachers. Read more about our work in the Renewal Project