Our Mission

Our mission is to demand a high-quality public school education for every child of color and be a voice for parents, caregivers & caretakers when policy decisions are being made at the local and state level.

“You always told me ‘It takes time.’ It’s taken my father’s time, my mother’s time, my uncle’s time, my brothers’ and my sisters’ time. How much time do you want for your progress?”

- James Baldwin

For Us By Us

Parents Leading for Educational Equity (PLEE) is a parent-led, grassroots advocacy organization fighting to improve public education for students of color. We advocate for families who feel disenfranchised by their child’s education system and provide them with a safe space to meet, learn from each other, build momentum and create change together.

Our Vision

Leverage

our collective knowledge and power amongst RI families to exercise our right to advocate for high-quality and equitable public schools and for policies that impact our children.

Demand

the voice of families in education decision making at the local and state level.

Advocate

for policies that positively impact outcomes for children of color

Collaborate

with other RI organizations aligned with PLEE’s mission and vision.

Organize & Mobilize

Parents Leading for Educational Equity (PLEE) was founded by three mothers who wanted to improve an educational system that was failing their children.

The strength of our organization comes from the dedication of the families in the communities we serve. Get involved & join the PLEE family today!

Parents Leading for Educational Equity (PLEE) was founded by three mothers who wanted to improve an educational system that was failing their children.

The strength of our organization comes from the dedication of the families in the communities we serve. Get involved & join the PLEE family today!

Want to stay updated on our progress and have your voice be heard?

Support us

Support, whether it’s large or small, monetary or through action is crucial for us to continue the work that we do.

 

As a not-for-profit 501c3 organization, PLEE depends on the generosity of our donors to help us move our mission forward and create change in the communities we serve.

Our Supporters