We believe in the power of families to lead the transformation of our city’s education system. We support families by providing information, workshops, leadership development opportunities, and amplifying their leadership and power through organizing. Empowered families know how best to help their children succeed.
Research confirms what families know. Educators are the most important in-school influence on student achievement. That’s why we build and support a network of teacher leaders to influence policy, practice, and culture within their school sites, union, and our school district — all in the best interest of our students.
We know great things happen for our students when we, as a community, come together. We are an honest broker of Oakland public education solutions, building and activating inclusive partnerships with local organizations and leaders. We work to cultivate strong, values-aligned leadership throughout the school system, and champion both bold and practical policy reform in pursuit of positive change for our students.