TandemED believes that Black youth, families, and residents are the true leaders of their communities. Unfortunately, while many urban public schools aspire to "serve" these Black communities, they are not often eager to follow their lead when seeking to develop youth within the school walls. This school behavior also helps to stifle and suffocate a belief within Black communities that they can and should collectively define the messages of youth identity and purpose that are promoted everywhere within their communities.

TandemED intervenes through a mixed approach of community organizing, marketing and campaigning, and creating tools for educators to echo their communities for heretofore unseen results in the areas of school enrollment, attendance, grades, behavior, graduations rates, and standardized test scores.

Pilot: Pittsburgh's Black community-designed campaign invigorates students within Pittsburgh Public Schools!