Parent and Family Activism Groups Around the Country

Parents and families around the country are coming together in their local schools and districts to fight for the educational opportunities they need and deserve. See if there is one where you live and get involved.

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Arkansas

The Reform Alliance
Arkansas
“The Reform Alliance is a nonprofit organization dedicated to ensuring every Arkansas student has equal access to a quality education. We understand that each child has individual needs, so we strive to raise public awareness of all educational options for every family. Our team is committed to assisting Arkansas families with finding the best option for their child. In addition, we are proud to partner with the Arkansas Department of Education to promote and assist in the implementation of the Succeed Scholarship Program.”


California

Families In Action
Oakland, California

Innovate Public Schools
Los Angeles and Bay Area, California
“Innovate Public Schools is a nonprofit organization working to make sure that all students in the Bay Area and Los Angeles—especially low-income students and students of color—receive a world-class public education that prepares them for success in college, careers and beyond. We’re building a movement of families, educators, and business and elected leaders who together will make this vision a reality. We build the capacity of parents and educators to innovate and act together to create world-class public schools, and we publish easy-to-understand school quality data and research that highlights both problems and solutions.”

Kids Coalition
Los Angeles, California

The Oakland Reach
Oakland, California
“The Oakland REACH is a parent-run, parent-led group committed to empowering families from our most underserved communities to demand high-quality schools for our children.”

Parent Revolution
California
“Families who work with Choice4LA receive unbiased information about school quality, along with customized recommendations from a highly knowledgeable organizer based on the specific needs of their children.”

PARENT Union
Orange, San Diego, Riverside and Los Angeles County, California
“We are parents uniting with community members to ensure that all students receive an outstanding public education regardless of their zip code of residence. We strongly believe that it is every parents’ right to choose the best quality public education for their child whether it’s District Schools, Public Charter Schools, Home School, Magnet Schools, Independent Studies or Online Learning. We believe that there is power in the Collective voice of Parents!”

La Comadre
Los Angeles
San Diego
“We are Moms, Tias, Ninas and Play-Tias who love children in our lives and we want to help every child succeed in school. Navigating schools and education—from preschool to college—is hard. We want to help each other with this.”

Inland Empire – San Diego Parent Union
San Diego, California


Colorado

Padres & Jóvenes Unidos
Colorado

RISE Colorado
Aurora, Colorado

Transform Education Now (TEN)
Colorado
“TEN recognizes that access to high quality education is a fundamental right of all people. Education systems that currently exist have been unequal and oppressive to certain sections of our city for too long. TEN exists to change that system by partnering with parents, students, community leaders, charter providers, local school districts and elected officials. They build power with communities to demand innovation, improvement and high quality public schools in all neighborhoods.”


Connecticut

CT Parents Union
Connecticut


District of Columbia

PAVE
Washington, D.C.


Florida

Voices 4 Choices
Tampa, Tallahassee, Florida


Georgia

Atlanta Thrive
Atlanta, Georgia


Illinois

Raise Your Hand
Chicago, Illinois


Louisiana

EdNavigator
New Orleans, Louisiana
“EdNavigator is a nonprofit organization that provides personalized education support to busy families in New Orleans and Boston and advocates for parent-friendly policies and practices that improve educational opportunity and outcomes nationwide.”


Massachusetts

EdNavigator
Boston, Massachusetts
“EdNavigator is a nonprofit organization that provides personalized education support to busy families in New Orleans and Boston and advocates for parent-friendly policies and practices that improve educational opportunity and outcomes nationwide.”

Mass Parents United
Massachusetts
“Massachusetts Parents United started as three parents meeting in a public library around one big idea. We believe parents have more to add to the conversation about our children than simply planning the next bake sale.”


National

Moms for Free Appropriate Public Education
National


New Jersey

Parents Engaging Parents
New Jersey

Project Ready
Newark, New Jersey

NJ Children’s Foundation Newark
Newark, New Jersey

Great Camden Schools
Camden, New Jersey

NJ Parents Caucus
New Jersey


New York

NYC Parents Union
New York City, New York


Rhode Island

ProvParents
Providence, Rhode Island


South Carolina

Charleston Rise
Charleston, South Carolina


Tennessee

Memphis Lift
Memphis, Tennessee
“The Memphis Lift is a movement by and for parents (and grandparents) whose children attend or are zoned for chronically low-performing schools.”

Nashville Propel
Nashville, Tennessee
“We’re parents empowering parents to demand an excellent education for all children.”


Texas

My Child, My Voice
Houston, Texas

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