Anti-Defamation League Announces Austin as Largest 'No Place for Hate' District in Nation

Austin ISD’s Cultural Proficiency & Inclusiveness, in the Office of Academics, announced in early June that AISD has become the largest No Place for Hate district in the nation.

AISD’s Whole Child/Every Child is a districtwide focus that includes a plan for integrating the Anti-Defamation League's No Place for Hate campaign.

The campaign highlights student coalitions that plan and implement projects and activities, resulting in students owning the projects and being responsible for enforcing the campaign’s main beliefs.

No Place for Hate was developed to organize schools to work together and develop projects that enhance the appreciation of diversity and foster harmony among diverse groups. The campaign empowers schools to promote respect for individual and group differences while challenging prejudice and bigotry.

Linder Elementary School, with more than 480 students, was the first elementary in AISD to implement No Place for Hate and has continued to earn the designation for the past seven years. The dual-language school promotes inclusiveness and strives for individual respect. Social and Emotional Learning is an initiative that the school has embraced and has implemented for the past two years. Since then, Linder's academic data has improved.

For more information, please contact Angela Ward, Cultural Proficiency & Inclusiveness, at (512) 414-9591.