Public Education


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.

Key Allies

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 involvedContact Rebecca Abide at to learn more about how you can advocate for Asheville’s public schools or to participate in ACSF’s community engagement work.