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Support our Family Leaders

It is once again the season of giving. If you are seeking a meaningful cause to support, I invite you to consider giving to Families in Action. Your gift will provide support for us to build more powerful parent and youth leaders who are changing quality and access in Oakland public education.

As we think about the past year in Oakland education, our family leaders have made a big impact:

  • FIA family leaders organized a press conference and report launch to call attention to the fact that just 2 in 10 of Oakland’s Black and Brown students read on grade level. Their powerful call was heeded by 20 school leaders who have committed to “Raise the Bar.”
  • FIA is partnering with 9 district and charter schools to train 300 parent literacy champions who will work with 1,500 parents in their schools to raise reading scores.
  • FIA family leaders organized Oakland’s largest school board candidate forum, bringing 250 people from 20+ Oakland schools together to hear from the candidates.
  • Jorge Lerma, the candidate endorsed by FIA4Justice parents, just won a landslide victory in the 2023 Special Election.

We can do even more with your support.

We need your help to leverage family leadership to Raise the Bar for quality education in Oakland.

I hope you will check out this video from Viveca Ycoy-Walton, an Oakland parent and FIA board member.

With our community’s support, FIA’s goal is to raise $50,000 this holiday season to empower parent and youth leaders to advocate for increased access to quality schools for Oakland students, especially those in communities that have historically lacked access.

If you can reach the $1,000 giving level, you can Sport Your Support with a limited-edition FIA hoodie. Look for more details on Giving Tuesday!

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