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 listing 7 ways parents can advocate for public education.

The National School Boards Association provides this advocacy page.

Key Allies

Asheville City Schools Foundation (ACSF) has championed strong public schools in Asheville for over thirty years through advocacy, grantmaking, after-school programming, and community engagement. Ensuring equal opportunities and access to education for all students is central to the mission of the ACSF. They invite students, families, teachers, and community leaders to join them as equity advocates. More information on ACSF can be found on their Facebook page and on twitter at @ACSFound.

Get involvedContact Brandon Whiteside at to learn how you can participate in their volunteer and community engagement work.


The NC Council of Churches has long supported public education. You can check out the work they are doing here.

Get Involved: To learn more or help, contact