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The Claudia Jones School for Political Education

A popular education organization aiming to build the political consciousness of the Washington, D.C. working-class community.



The Claudia Jones School for Political Education is hosting the following events.

Past event
06:00 PM-10:00 PM UTC
Our fourth year celebration at the Embassy of Nicaragua.
Past event
03:00 AM-05:00 AM UTC
The Claudia Jones School Book Club will be hosting a discussion on Angela Davis's "Freedom is a C...Read more


The Claudia Jones School for Political Education is a popular education organization aiming to build the political consciousness of the Washington, D.C. working-class community. It is founded upon the idea that education institutions today must help people meet the changing situations of a changing world.

Education is not alone the means for transmitting the heritage of culture, of fact and information, of art and literature, of science and philosophy; it is the means for equipping people with the tools of understanding and with the scientific method for cutting a clear path to international security and to economic, social, and political democracy. To this end, the Claudia Jones School dedicates itself to study the contributions made to the social sciences by the great pioneers in democratic thought and the leaders of the popular and working class movements in more recent times.

The School believes that the strength and maturity of the labor movement will be a crucial factor in determining the substance of the world to come. A major function of its program will be to foster the widest recognition of labor’s historic contribution toward the development of democracy in the United States.

The Claudia Jones School believes that student and teacher should contribute actively to shape the life of the community of which the School is a part. Courses are therefore planned with first regard for the problems of war and peace which require not alone understanding but action on the part of all people.

The Claudia Jones School stands in solidarity with all struggles for justice and peace around the world. The School is a place for ideas to take shape and turn into movements against exploitation, racism, sexism, xenophobia, and discrimination.

The Claudia Jones School follows the lineage of other workers and popular education schools such as the the Jefferson School of Social Science (based in New York City, NY) and the Abraham Lincoln School for Social Science (based in Chicago, IL) by bringing a wide-strata of social, economic, and political issues to working and oppressed people of this country. The School includes as part of its program public forums and institutes on problems of the day, cultural exhibits, film screenings, and theatre presentations. Its object is to make the School a focal point for the forward-looking educational and cultural life of the city, and to provide a meeting ground for the scientist, the writer, the dancer, the artist, the composer, and the people’s audience that seeks progressive ideas and new creative efforts.

Today's Balance
Travel Delegations/Conferences
per year
Estimated Annual Budget


Transparent and open finances.

Fund Disbursement

Divested (fund disbursement)
from lnterreligious Foundation for Community Organization to The Claudia Jones School for Political Education
-$11,067.73 USD
Invoice #200277
Today’s balance

$1.82 USD

Total raised

$13,284.98 USD

Total disbursed

$13,283.16 USD

Estimated annual budget

$14,387.69 USD


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News from The Claudia Jones School for Political Education

Updates on our activities and progress.

Thank you for all of your support in 2023!

Hello supporters, friends, siblings from the Claudia Jones School team! 2023 has been a whirlwind of struggle, from the struggle for the railroad workers for their sick leave, to the struggle against war and racism, to the teamsters and UAW...
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Published on December 21, 2023 by Dante O'Hara
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