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:

DC Students


We are a group of over 40 education, health, and community organizations dedicated to ensuring success for DC students.

The District’s investments in education have made a positive impact, but the pandemic – and interrupted learning – has widened opportunity gaps for Black and brown students. DC’s 2024 budget must prioritize education and well-being for these students and address long-term inequities, rising costs, and the strain on schools and staff – particularly those students at-risk of academic failure and the educators who teach them.

Instead of embracing austerity and dismantling the supports that keep students and families above water and move them to higher ground, we are fighting for increased investments in our students, schools and communities and a long-term commitment to live our values of equity, justice, and opportunity for all.

 Learn more about our priorities, and join us in the campaign to help DC students succeed.


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Truly invest in DC’s students.

Empower families.

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Expand access to quality facilities.

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Enhance early literacy programs.

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Prioritize mental health support.

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Ensure student safety.

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