Stand for Children
Organization Function: Ed Support Org - Policy/Research/Think Tanks
Fellows Placed In: Boston, MA; Chicago, IL; Houston, TX; Austin, TX; Dallas/Fort Worth, TX; New Orleans, LA
About Stand for Children
Stand for Children is an innovative, grassroots child advocacy organization. Stand for Children builds effective local and statewide networks of grassroots advocates capable of convincing elected officials to invest in and reform children's programs. Following specific priorities chosen by its members, Stand for Children focuses on securing adequate funding for public schools and reforming education policies and practices to help children thrive academically, giving them the opportunities they need to become successful, productive citizens.
Stand for Children's mission is to use the power of grassroots action to help all children get the excellent public education and strong support they need to thrive. Stand for Children's members believe we need to stand up for our children now to create a better future for America. Stand for Children Leadership Center's mission is to develop leaders who use the power of grassroots action to help all children get the excellent public education and strong support they need to thrive.
Since 1999, Stand for Children members have won more than 88 state and local victories, achieving a number of important education reforms and leveraging more than $3.5 billion in public funding for programs that are improving the lives of more than 2.7 million children. Every dollar contributed to Stand for Children has delivered $115 in public funding for schools and other children's programs ' a remarkable return on investment. In addition to working to fund children's programs and schools, Stand works on campaigns to reform public education.
Alumni working for this organization