How One Parent Overcame Fear of DC Schools

“I heard the DC public schools are terrible. I hope you know what you’re doing.” That is what my dad said to me when I told him I was moving into the city. Feeling guilty that I had given my father one more thing to worry about beyond his chronic heart failure, I responded extra-cheerfully, “Dad, I…

Motivated by Lack: One Parent's Advocacy for Her Son and Immigrants

Before moving to Washington, DC almost 14 years ago, I lived in Peru. I am both a mother of a public education student and a student myself. While my son attends Thomson Elementary School as a third grader, I study at the University of the District of Columbia through a scholarship awarded to me by the…

If no one offers you a seat at the table, pull up a folding chair!

I just got back from the Connecting Communities of Courage summit held at Facebook’s headquarters. I could play it cool and pretend that I wasn’t excited to be there, but I’d be lying. It was awesome just to be able to roam the floor and take in all the vibrant posters about empowerment that hung…

Advocating for Her Children Led to Advocating for All Children

I have been a native Washingtonian and a Ward 7 resident my entire life. From my first day attending Beers Elementary School as a child, to sending my oldest son to his first day of middle school at Inspired Teaching PCS, I have seen the complete evolution of our public education system. My passion for advocacy…

How PAVE Parents Made A Difference In 2017!

December 18, 2017

PAVE parents were busy this year!! Check out a sample of PAVE’s accomplishments in the graphic below.

These are just a few of 2017’s many testaments to the power of parent engagement and partner collaboration, for which Washington, DC can be proud!

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