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

The Asheville City Schools Foundation (ACSF)  is an independent, 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization whose work strengthens opportunities and increases achievement for all students in Asheville City Schools. ACSF impacts over 4,400 students each year through after-school programming, grants to educators, teaching artist classroom residencies, and high school student scholarships. Ensuring equal opportunities and access to high-quality education is central to the mission of 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.

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