Campaign for School Equity aims to ensure that all children, especially those of color, and families in Tennessee have access to high quality education choices by uniting communities of clergy, parents and students to raise their voices to create effective change.


Born from a national, maternal organization, Campaign for School Equity was founded by passionate Executive Director, Mendell Grinter. With increased demand for school choice initiatives in Memphis and Nashville, the dynamic organization will expand its… programs and offerings in Tennessee. As the CSE emerges, the need for equal school options grows. Until the leaders of our communities unite to create lasting policy change in Tennessee, the challenges for black students to receive quality education will not go away. The longer it takes to resolve; the more children and families are negatively impacted.


Mendell GrinterFounder/Executive Director

In this role Mendell is responsible for leading the organizations work in Memphis, and Nashville.


Office: (901) 260-9683

Twitter: @MendellGrinter

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Kenyatta AndrewsDirector of Operations

In this role, Kenyatta is responsible for assisting with the day to day finance and operation of the organization.


Office: (901) 260-9683

Sherry PittsSpecial Assistant

In this role, Sherry is responsible for assisting the Executive Director with day to day administrative needs.


Office: (901) 260-9683

Carmen JonesProgram Coordinator

In this role, Carmen is responsible for facilitating our advocacy curriculum in our partner schools.


Office: (901) 260-9683

Candice LucasProgram Coordinator

In this role, Candice is responsible for facilitating our advocacy curriculum in our partner schools.


Office: (901) 260-9683

BOARD MEMBERS: Tosha Downey, Chet Jackson,


Senior Development Associate

Program Coordinator, Student Advocacy



Click here to review financial statements for FY17, FY18 (coming soon).