The BRICK Education Network invests in children and their caregivers together to relentlessly knock down barriers to students’ academic success. As a charter management organization based in Newark, New Jersey, we know that education allows children to achieve their dreams. However, historic inequities and trauma rob too many black and brown children of an equitable education. Learn more about how we break down walls so all children have an unimpeded path to unlocking their limitless potential.
We dream of a world where one day every child will have access to quality equitable schools. We educate, empower and activate parents to disrupt the system of inequity, fight unjust policies and advocate for their children's right to quality educational options.
Bright Beginnings helps thousands of chlidren and famliies experiencing homelessness achieve self-sufficiency
The Challenge Based Learning (CBL) framework is collaborative and hands-on, asking all participants to identify Big Ideas, ask good questions, identify and solve Challenges, gain in-depth subject area knowledge, develop 21st-century skills, and share their thoughts with the world.
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.
Wayfinder’s mission is to build a national network of place-based activists who make trouble and win battle for justice. In the end we want our grantees to be the national face for social change at the grassroots.
When you're undocumented, you face a lot of discrimination, and that creates a lot of fear. United We Dream transforms that fear into finding your voice to empower people to develop their leadership, organizing skills, and to develop campaigns to fight for justice and dignity for immigrants and all people. This is achieved through immigrant youth-led campaigns at the local, state, and federal level.
Starting in October 2017, a Community Design Team of students, families, educators, and community members met bi-monthly to design an innovative school for the community and by the community. Empower Community High School holds as its vision that our students will claim their rightful place as agents of change, growth and social progress. The world is ours, and we must educate and foster the scholars, writers, artists and innovators who will build a just and equitable world.
Providing families with their own case manager that helps them build upon and exercise their power as an educational leader for their family.
Our mission is to prepare Hayward scholars to have agency over their lives. When they leave Hayward Collegiate, they will be hard working, creative, kind, community-minded individuals. This vision can only come to fruition with the support of the leaders, teachers, community members, and families that come together to create this type of environment.
Flamboyan selected 11 public school teachers in DC – from early childhood to high school – to design and implement innovative family engagement strategies at their schools. During the 15-month fellowship, fellows received coaching, professional development, and collaborated with one another as they worked to create solutions tailored to the meet the unique needs of their school community.
Mayors for a Guaranteed Income is a network of mayors advocating for a guaranteed income to ensure that all Americans have an income floor to free up space for them to engage meaningfully in innovation
The National Parents Union is a network of highly effective parent organizations and grassroots activists across the country that is united behind a set of common goals and principles to channel the power of parents. Family advocates improve the quality of life for children across the United States and define the education conversation.
Since 2009, Padres Comprometidos programs have trained more than 200 facilitators and helped over 3,400 parents support their children’s academic success. It fosters strong connections between parents and schools, empowering Latino parents to play a leading role in their child’s educational journey.These programs are designed to reach parents who traditionally are not connected to the schools because of linguistic and cultural reasons, Economic background, Negative perception schools may have about parents or vice versa, or an Unfamiliarity with parent engagement in the school.
PAVE connects, informs, and empowers parent leaders to give families in DC a voice and a choice in the vision for education in our city. Parents are partners and leaders with schools and policy makers, to develop a diversity of safe, nurturing, and great schools for every child in every ward and community
RISE Colorado works to Educate, Engage, and Empower low-income families and families of color to RISE as change agents for educational equity in our public school system. RISE Colorado is founded on the belief that families are crucial to student and school success. Through knowledge building, organizing, and leadership development, families will end educational inequity. They are active leaders who have a voice and the tools to define, demand, and lead systemic change to transform our public schools.
The mission of Families In Schools is to involve parents and communities in their children's education to achieve lifelong success. Check out these staff development modules including modules for a parent engagement institute, welcoming environment institute, outreach and recruitment and retention institute.
For children to successfully participate in the school experience as engaged and competent learners, Executive Function skills need to be developed from infancy through adolescence along with social-emotional learning. Since children are not born with these skills, they must be fostered, assessed, measured and understood so that each child can meet their full potential. Reflection Sciences has developed cutting-edge technology to easily measure Executive Function in children as young as two years old.
Millions of students nationwide lack the access to technology and the skills they need to succeed in the digital world. Since 2012, Verizon has been working to help solve this problem through a transformative program called Verizon Innovative Learning. Digital Promise collaborates with Verizon to equip every student and teacher at select middle and high schools across America with a device and up to a four-year data plan, and provide students without reliable home internet access with a mobile hotspot. In addition to free technology and access, Verizon Innovative Learning Schools receive extensive teacher training, support, and the opportunity to engage in a unique, immersive curriculum to leverage technology in their classrooms.
Family and community engagement: A non-profit organization that assists families and professionals throughout the greater New Orleans area with creating rich learning experiences for children and positive adult-child interactions. Founders Melanie Richardson and Christine Neely provide learning experience workshops for parents, professional development training for early childhood educators, and a We PLAY Center where parents and children (3 and under) can grow and learn together by enjoying age appropriate toys and activities while developing social-emotional skills in a safe play space!