Coordinating Committee

Alliance for Quality Education (Statewide)

Contact Person: Zakiyah Ansari (Founding Member)

The Alliance for Quality Education is a coalition mobilizing communities across the state to keep New York true to its promise of ensuring a high quality public education to all students regardless of zip code. Combining its legislative and policy expertise with grassroots organizing, AQE advances proven-to-work strategies that lead to student success and ultimately create a powerful public demand for a high quality education.

Instagram and Twitter: @aqe_ny Facebook: Alliance for Quality Education

NEW YORK CITY: 917-309-5742

ALBANY: 518-432-5315

Alliance for Education Justice – Washington, DC (National)

Contact Person: Jonathan Stith (Founding Member)

We are a national alliance of Black & Brown youth organizers, waging struggle for education & liberation. #PoliceFreeSchools #EndWarOnYouth

Facebook and Twitter: @4EdJustice


Camden Parent Union – Camden, NJ

Contact Person: Byheijja Sabree

Unapologetically Demanding Excellence for OUR Children. Focused on how to implement the solutions for all parents and residents in Camden, New Jersey’s schools and community.

Facebook: @CamdenParentUnion


Detroit LIFE Coalition – Detroit, MI

The Detroit LIFE Coalition (DLC) has had a great year of building key relationships and growing our education organizing efforts. This year has been filled with eye opening experiences due to our national visits to other school districts and our local organizing work.

Twitter: @Detroityr



Kenwood Oakland Community Organization – Chicago, IL

Contact Person: Irene Robinson

Through the sustained engagement of low-income and working families, KOCO develops multi-generational leaders who impact decision-making processes and public policy, improving the quality of life in our communities.

Facebook: Kenwood Oakland Community Organization


NYC Coalition for Educational Justice – New York, NY

Contact Person: Natasha Capers

Led by parents, the NYC Coalition for Educational Justice is organizing a movement to end the inequities in the city’s public school system. We are a collaborative of community-based organizations and unions whose members include culturally diverse parents, community members, students and educators.

Facebook & Twitter: @CEJNYC


Parents Unified for Local School Education (PULSE) (Founding Member) – Newark, NJ

Contact Person: Johnnie Lattner

PULSE NJ is a statewide grassroots organization that is at the forefront of fighting for Education equality for public schools in New Jersey. PULSE’s work is to inform, inspire and ignite! We INFORM families about education issues, their rights and options in engaging school system. We INSPIRE parents and families to use their voice to lead from the front and shape the future of public education. We IGNITE by achieving real victories for families and communities

Facebook: Parents Unified For Local School Education PULSE

Twitter: @PULSENJ


Step Up Louisiana – New Orleans, LA

Contact Person: Maria Harmon

Our multiracial and multigenerational membership engages in campaigns that directly affect our lives. Organizing for economic and education justice in the South is fundamentally a fight against structural racism.

Facebook & Twitter: @StepUpLA

(504) 322-4663