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Families in Action for Quality Education’s work has four pillars: We build the leadership capacity of parents, youth, educators and school board members. We fight for underserved students to gain access to quality school experiences. We champion a vision for high quality schools for ALL students, no matter if they attend district or charter schools. And, we build coalitions and work to connect and engage a range of Oakland educators.

Building Leadership

Empowering Families, Educators, and Community Leaders

FIA builds the capacity parents, youth, educators and school leaders in order to create a more just public education ecosystem in Oakland. Through building strong community, our signature institutes, 1:1 coaching, co-leading education campaigns, FIA has developed hundreds of powerful leaders who demand and win access, quality and equity in Oakland public education. Learn More »

Catalyzing Quality

Helping raise the bar for quality education

FIA shines the light on schools that are making equitable outcomes, access and quality a reality for Oakland students. Learn More »

Expanding Access

Helping students and families find quality school experiences

Every Oakland family deserves a quality school that helps them develop their full potential. For generations Black, Brown and low income families have sought educational opportunity but lacked quality school options in their neighborhoods. FIA supports families through publicizing options with an emphasis on highlighting schools that are providing quality education and equitable access to Oakland’s students, especially those traditionally underserved. Learn More »

Ecosystem Development

Bringing Oakland together in the name of quality

Educational redlining has plagued Oakland for decades, resulting in inequitable access to quality schools. FIA builds coalitions with community organizations, elected leaders, faith organizations and advocacy partners to create synergy and impact. “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” Learn More »