Last night, StudentsFirstNY hosted a conversation with parent leaders from our Brooklyn and Queens community chapters. The conversation focused on the need for parent leaders to work together and advocate for education reform in their local school districts. Many parents traveled with their children from as far as Canarsie and Jamaica to learn more about the efforts taking place across New York City.
Douglas, a father of two, has been heavily involved in our organizing effort and shared his personal story. As one of our Brownsville chapter leaders, he spoke with great passion about the launch of the Safe Havens campaign, which partnered with small business from the community to provide students safe places to convene after-school. He said he was inspired to join StudentsFirstNY because of our unwavering commitment to ensuring a quality education for all students, regardless of their zip code.
Douglas urged other parent leaders to stay involved and demand quality teachers and great schools for their communities. Over the next few weeks, parents from across the city will continue to meet weekly to share their stories with each other and work together in pursuit of a quality education for all students.
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