A Big Step Forward

Gov. JB Pritzker signed into law the Black Caucus education package. This new law moves the needle for Illinois students in important ways.

Our Mission

Stand is focused on ensuring all students receive a high quality, relevant education, especially those whose boundless potential is overlooked and under-tapped because of their skin color, zip code, first language, or disability. Join us in standing up for families in your community.

Join us in the fight.

Parent Teacher Power

The Home Visit Connection builds trusting relationships between families and schools. This voluntary program supports teachers and demonstrates the power of organizing by partnering with families to create positive change. Learn more about the program here.


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