Every Child NC offers a variety of resources to support public education in NC. Hit the Resources tab at the top of the website to access.
The National School Public Relations Association advocates for public education nationally and locally. Their mission “is to advance education through responsible public relations and communication that leads to success for all students.”
The National Education Association (NEA) offers this webpage advocating for change in public education.
The National School Boards Association provides this advocacy page.
The Asheville City Schools Foundation (ACSF) is an independent nonprofit organization founded in 1988 whose work strengthens opportunities for students in Asheville City Schools. ACSF’s work impacts over 4,200 students and their families each year through after-school programming, grants to educators, teaching artist classroom residencies, emergency assistance for ACS families, internships and leadership development for students, and college scholarships. ACSF believes that every child should have access to a high-quality education, regardless of the color of their skin, where they live, or how much money their family makes. They invite students, families, teachers, and community leaders to join them as they cultivate support and opportunities for Asheville’s public schools. More information on ACSF can be found at their Community Engagement webpage.
Get involved: Contact Shavonne Darity, Development Associate, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (828) 348-6566 to learn more about how you can advocate for Asheville’s public schools or to participate in ACSF’s community engagement work.
Pastors for NC Children mobilizes faith communities and leaders across NC to advocate for public schools. They believe public education is a public good and is an important way to love our neighbors, especially NC’s 1.5 million school children and 100,000+ school employees, and care for our communities. They offer trainings on zoom and provide materials to get started.