About Critical Exposure
A nonprofit organization in Washington, DC, CE develops the leadership capacities and collective power of Black and Brown DC youth. Through campaigns and visual storytelling, CE youth raise their voices in conversations about school and community concerns in order to build the public support and political will needed to address the issues they face. CE is developing a new generation of leaders who possess: the tools to express themselves; the creativity to imagine new solutions to old problems; the belief that youth have the right and ability to fight for those solutions; and the skills to hold communities and public officials accountable.
Since our founding in 2004, CE has trained more than 2,800 DC youth, who have used their images and narratives to fight for restorative justice programs, solutions to the school-to-prison pipeline, and more than $500 million in additional education and school improvement funds.