When schools are funded equitably and fairly:
When families have access to more programming before, during, and after school:
When more classrooms are led by leaders and teachers of color who feel supported:
We are a group of over 40 education, health, and community organizations dedicated to ensuring success for DC students.
DC’s 2024 budget made a strong statement, by investing in programs that will help close the opportunity gaps that widened during the pandemic, and which hit Black and brown students the hardest.
But there is more work to be done.
Prioritizing education and students’ well-being, addressing long-term inequities, lowering rising costs, and reducing the strain on schools and staff require more than one-time investments.
We are fighting for these increased investments in our students, schools, and communities to be sustainable for years to come. We are advocating for long-term commitments that center our values of equity, justice, and opportunity for all.
Join us in the campaign to help DC students succeed.
Truly invest in DC’s students.
Expand access to quality facilities.
Enhance early literacy programs.
Prioritize mental health support.
Ensure student safety.