The PAVE Parent Policy Summit

At PAVE, we believe our DC education system must be built BY and WITH families, not for them.

That’s why 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. 

Each year, at the PAVE Parent Policy Summit, parent leaders share the issues they have identified as most critical to their children’s education. After sharing their stories in small groups and hearing from other parents in the room, parents then vote for the two issue areas they believe should be the focus of parent leaders’ work in the coming year. 

By the end of the event, parents create a parent-driven policy agenda for PAVE: coming together around education issues in our city and working to build an education system that is created not just for, but by and with families.

Check out highlights from past Summits!

Learn how we shifted the work in 2020-2021!

Due to the pandemic, we did not hold in-person PAVE Parent Policy Summits in 2020 or 2021 - but this did not stop the WORK!