Public Education

Resources

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 nonprofit organization whose work strengthens opportunities for students in Asheville City Schools. ACSF’s work impacts over 4,400 students each year through after-school programming, grants to educators, teaching artist classroom residencies, emergency assistance for ACS families, and college scholarships. ACSF supports students by re-engaging and reconnecting during the current crisis so they can lead a creative life and become the innovators and leaders of tomorrow. They invite students, families, teachers, and community leaders to join them as equity advocates. More information on ACSF can be found at their Community Engagement webpage.

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