Stand for Children is an innovative national nonprofit building effective local and statewide networks of grassroots advocates to convince elected officials to invest in children’s programs. Stand for Children’s mission is to ensure that all children, regardless of their background, graduate from high school prepared for, and with access to, a college education.

Stand for Children currently operates in 11 states, from Massachusetts to Texas to Illinois to Louisiana. The organization has reached nearly 70,000 parents, community members, and other supporters through its advocacy and fundraising campaigns. Through its policy and advocacy work, Stand for Children has notched over 165 state and local political victories, leveraged over $6.7 billion in education investments, and improved the lives of more than 5.6 million children.

Our Impact

Stand for Children has partnered with EP since 201 and hired seven Education Pioneers who:

  • Laid the groundwork to redesign Stand for Children’s careers website, creating more engaging content to attract a diverse pool of leaders and ensure that the organization has the talent it needs to reach its goals. 
  • Expanded Stand for Children's membership base of Chicago parent organizations and developed parent engagement curriculum so that families can more effectively navigate the Chicago Public School system and advocate for their children. 
  • Created a digital and guerilla strategic media plan to capitalize on Waiting for Superman’s release and recruit, engage, and mobilize a new cohort of advocates for children. 
  • And more.