#ParentPower in the Budget & Ballot Box

June 2, 2022

Over the past year, PAVE parent leaders have advocated for THEIR visions for their TOP #ParentPriorities: School-Based Mental Health (SBMH) and Out-of-School Time (OST) Programs and the #ParentPower could NOT be stopped. 

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Get Loud, Get Proud, and Get Out the #Vote4DCKids!

May 5, 2022

Now more than ever it’s so important for parents – who know their kids best – to demonstrate the power of their VOICE through their VOTE. That’s what the #Vote4DCKids movement is all about: DC residents making their voice heard, including knowing how to vote, where to vote, and who is on the ballot.

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Your VOICE and Your VOTE Matter.

April 27, 2022

For the past six years a network of over 5,000 primarily Black and Brown PAVE parent leaders created a movement for #ParentPower, pushing on the system and its leaders to center the voices of families – who are the heart of DC. These upcoming months are no different! Join us as we gear up for our first […]

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Raise YOUR voice for Out-of-School Time programs in just ONE CLICK!

April 21, 2022

It’s a NEW day which means that it’s time for another parent-led day of ACTION – this one for Out-of-School Time (OST) programs in the District! If you believe that every family deserves access to a high-quality OST program for their children – regardless of income level or where they live – we need YOU to help SPREAD THE WORD about […]

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Get READY and Get LOUD: A Day of Action is Happening Now!

April 19, 2022

If YOU believe that DC’s education system must provide readily accessible, high-quality school-based mental health services and supports and should be responsive to student needs then we need you to get UP, get READY, and get LOUD today on social media during PAVE parent leaders’ Day of Action for School-Based Mental Health (SBMH) supports!

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Ain’t I a Supreme Court Justice

April 11, 2022

233 years and one month ago, the Supreme Court of the United States was established with the passing of the Judiciary Act of 1789. Today, for the first time in nearly two and a half centuries, a Black woman, Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, has been confirmed to sit on the highest court in our nation.

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PAVE Parent Leaders Were Heard. Period.

March 24, 2022

It’s been a busy few weeks full of parent advocacy and #ParentPower! Parents talked to the people in POWER as they met with DC Councilmembers and their staff in-person AND virtually to discuss their #ParentPriorities. Parents shared their POWERful voices during the Committee on Health’s Budget Oversight Hearing about one of their top priorities. And […]

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Power of the #PurpleWave: It’s Time To TESTIFY!

March 10, 2022

#ICYMI: Last Tuesday, eight PAVE Parent Leaders in Education (PLE) Board members testified LIVE to the DC Council during the Performance Oversight Hearing on DC’s Education Agencies! To lift up their voices, we are sharing quotes from their live testimonies during the hearing – we hope they inspire our District leaders and each of us to make sure every decision we […]

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Stepping UP to Speak OUT: PAVE parent leader features

February 24, 2022

It’s no secret that our work is driven by the powerful parent leaders whose collective voice are bringing CHANGE to the District! So, today, we’re spotlighting SIX parent leaders who STEPPED UP in their advocacy by sharing their respective voices in featured media pieces to SPEAK OUT to amplify their stories, experiences, and the issues that matter most to them! […]

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