The parent cadre is a space for parents from across New York State who are committed to strategizing around and advancing education justice work in their local districts.
The parent cadre is a parents-only space. It was created with the intention to center parents and ensure they feel able to unapologetically share what they are facing without feeling silenced or intimidated. As an organization that harnesses parent power to bring about change, we work to center parents and follow their lead. The parent cadre space was created with this in mind.
In meetings, parents discuss the struggles, triumphs, and challenges that they and their communities are facing in their districts, and share ideas on how to address these issues others are grappling with. Members also use this space to strategize around the education coalition campaigns and discuss ways to make them stronger and more impactful.