The Accountability Initiative is an organization founded on July 7, 2020 by activist Andrew K. Ankamah Jr. alongside Nakaja Weaver, Alexis Drew, and Prince Turay as a response to racial incidents that were occurring in the North Brunswick Township school district. Our organization was successful in collaborating with the Board of Education, school principals, and other administrators to create positive changes within the district. We have also held protests and community conversations in the city of Philadelphia speaking out against gun violence, collaborated with local community organizations to put together a Juneteenth Celebration in New Brunswick, and went on a mentorship trip to a high school to provide students with advice on the college life and college application process.
Our Committees & Chapters:
The Education Committee of The Accountability Initiative is dedicated to holding individuals who perpetrate acts of discrimination in schools accountable, promoting a diverse and inclusive curriculum, and providing mentorship to high school students in the tri-state and beyond.
Gun Violence Committee
In the United States, gun violence is the leading cause of death among young people. Our Gun Violence Committee is committed to changing that statistic through organizing protests and events, amplifying community voices, and engaging in conversations with local, state, and national leaders.
Temple University Chapter
In October 2022, The Accountability Initiative created its first collegiate chapter at Temple University: the second largest college in the state of Pennsylvania. This chapter is focused on identifying and addressing issues persistent both on Temple's campus and in the city of Philadelphia.