To help connect, inspire and support diverse school board members to be bold leaders for change in cities across the country by putting kids first in policy decisions.


  1. Creating systems of great schools is the best way to grow more high-quality schools year after year. 

  2. Systems of great schools will be more successful with more people of color in leadership positions who understand the needs and perspectives of their students and are willing to build relationships across the communities they serve.

  3. Elected leaders need resources, tools, training and a community of aligned peers for fellowship and support. 

  4. School boards with informed, educated and supported trustees have the power to ensure that every child has access to a great school, regardless of zip code or background.

  5. One or two influential and supported school board members can be the catalyst that helps build a majority on the board to influence sustainable change.