Nonprofit or community organization
Last modified: March 21, 2012, 3:52 PM
The mission of Families for Excellent Schools is to mobilize public charter school families in support of aggressive education reform. We are a fast growing non-profit and advocacy organization that partners with over 50 high performing charter schools in New York City, Connecticut and Newark, New Jersey to train parents to participate and lead grassroots advocacy in their communities and with elected officials. We believe that the ability of parents to advocate and promote the schools' their children attend is more important than ever.
Families for Excellent Schools believes that coordinated parent voices are crucial to ensuring that all children have access to a high quality education. We turn out families for important events, we help parents to meet with elected officials and high profile community leaders, and train the most committed parents to lead these efforts on behalf of their schools. Additionally, we will be leading efforts in a massive Get Out the Vote campaign to register and educate charter school families and supporters on the power of voting for pro-charter school elected officials.