It’s time to #Vote4DCKids!

June 21, 2022

The DC Primary Election is happening NOW! Take ONE minute to commit to #Vote4DCKids in the DC Primary Election to put our children at the center of one of our most important rights because OUR VOICE = OUR VOTE!

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What will YOUR #SummitStory be?

June 8, 2022

The 2022 PAVE Parent Policy Summit powerful day focused on the voices of DC parents and families while celebrating our community and parents’ vision for a brighter, more equitable future for all DC kids! But don’t just take our word for it! Read why these parent leaders are looking forward to the Summit…

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#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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DC Parents Turn Out, Stand Up, and Speak Out

February 11, 2022

Last week, PAVE parent leaders officially wrapped up DC Parent Voice and Choice Week (DCPVCW) 2022 with one final meeting with Ward 4 Councilmember Janeese Lewis George. Now that their powerful week(s) of advocacy are complete, we’re taking this time to pause, reflect, and CELEBRATE their amazing #ParentPower! DCPVCW this year would NOT have been possible without the support and participation […]

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It’s TIME: DC Parent Voice and Choice Week 2022

January 24, 2022

We’re only HOURS away from the first DC Parent Voice and Choice Week (DCPVCW) meeting of 2022. For five years (and counting!), PAVE parent leaders have hosted DCPVCW – a week-long event where parents invite and meet with DC’s elected leaders including the At-Large and Ward-based Councilmembers in Wards 1, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8, […]

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A Roadmap For DC Leaders

January 20, 2022

The time has COME! Over the summer, fall, and winter, parent leaders have put in the WORK that led to this very moment: the release of their Statements of Beliefs on their 2021-2022 #ParentPriorities: School-Based Mental Health (SBMH) supports and Out-of-School Time (OST) programs! Included in the Statements are a key set of solutions that parent leaders recognize as critical […]

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PAVE Post Archive (2016-2021)

December 31, 2016

The PAVE Post delivers parent stories, organization updates, event recaps, opportunities to get involved, letters from our Executive Director, and MORE straight to your inbox. Join the PAVE family and subscribe TODAY!

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