Thank you for attending the PAVE Parent Policy Summit!



Saturday, May 20, 2017

DC Prep Edgewood Elementary Campus
707 Edgewood St NE, Washington, DC

Please view our full agenda here.

On May 20th, PAVE hosted its first annual PAVE Parent Policy Summit, which convened parents with school leaders, elected officials, and education advocates to have an informed conversation about the very issues our PAVE parents have identified:

PAVE Value #1: All families have access to high-quality schools and the information they need to make the best decisions for their children.

Corresponding Education Priority Area: One Citywide School Report Card presented by Ino Okoawo, EW Stokes PCS Parent, and Great Schools in Every Ward presented by Reginald Workman, KIPP DC Parent

PAVE Value #2: All schools have adequate and equitable funding to support the needs of children and families.

Corresponding Education Priority Area: DC Budget – Budget for Public Education presented by Deanna Troust, DC International School and Oyster Adams Parent

PAVE Value #3: All students have a safe, healthy, and welcoming school environment.

Corresponding Education Priority Area: Safe Passage to School presented by Veda Rasheed, KIPP DC Parent and  School Nurses Program presented by LaJoy Johnson-Law, Rocketship Parent

PAVE Value #4: All students have access to out of school time and summer school programs that allow them to foster their passions and enrich their learning.

Corresponding Education Priority Area: Educational Enrichment Programs presented by Desiree Hoffman, DC Prep Parent

PAVE Value #5: All parents have the resources they need to support the success of their children at home – and in school.

Corresponding Education Priority Area: Special Education Programs presented by LaJoy Johnson-Law, Rocketship Parent

At this unique event, parents LED the conversation. After hearing six testimonies on key issues presented by Parent Leaders, parents voted on where PAVE will focus its efforts in the coming year:

One Citywide School Report Card and Great Schools in Every Ward


Educational Enrichment Programs

You can view our organization prospectus here, and our policy one-pagers below:

Check out photos from the event here!

PAVE Parent Policy Summit 2017

Thank You to Our Sponsors!

Thank you to our generous sponsors, whose support made the first annual PAVE Parent Policy Summit possible!

Parents as Leaders Sponsors: $5000+

The Stanley & Jolene Sloter Family Foundation

Parents as Partners Sponsorship: $2500+

Parents as Advocates Sponsors: $1000+

Parents Sharing their Voices Sponsors: $500+

Informed Parents Sponsors: Under $500

Laura Berger

Sujata Bhat

Elaheh Dehghanfard

Natalie Haskins Laukitis

Iymaani Walker

Resonja Willoughby

Questions? Please email for more information.