Leadership Equity, Advocacy, & Democracy (LEAD)

The Leadership Equity, Advocacy, & Democracy (LEAD) Organizing Program is a leadership development organizing program focused on the leadership of public school parents and community leaders to take action through advocacy and organizing to build our power to win resources for our schools and communities. Through workshops, trainings of trainers, individualized coaching and internships, parent leaders develop their knowledge, skills and experience in the transformation of schools and districts.

LEAD Organizing program aims to develop the power of families to demand and co-create safe, equitable community schools where all students’ and families’ rights and dreams thrive.  Our main campaign is 100% Engaged Campaign.

Victories

Critical But Underinvested: The State of Family Engagement in OUSD, Part 1

Critical But Underinvested: The State of Family Engagement in OUSD, Part 1

 

In coalition with student and community organizations, PLAN successfully advocated for Standards for Meaningful Family Engagement in Oakland Unified School District. Passed in June 2012, these standards are now integrated into the School Quality Review process for the district.

Standards for Meaningful Family Engagement
School Funding Reform

School Funding Reform

 

PLAN was a coalition leader in the fight for more equitable distribution of funding and community input into California’s educational budgets and spending. Organizing with Campaign for Quality Education, PLAN leaders turned out to State Board of Education meetings in Sacramento to support regulations promoting community voice, equity and accountability in the implementation of this sweeping reform, known as Local Control Funding Formula (LCCF).

Local Control Funding Formula (LCCF)
District Accountability

District Accountability

 

PLAN provided leadership in Oakland’s first Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP), ensuring that more funding went directly to school sites and that the District’s plan included priorities voiced by students and parents. As a result of PLAN’s advocacy, OUSD took unprecedented action to provide detailed budget information in multiple languages at public meetings.

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Each month, you’ll get stories of parents’ successes, policy updates, links to our recent blog posts and more.