You Make a Difference

We started laying the groundwork for full funding. We must continue that work today. Illinois students can’t afford to wait any longer.

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.

Who Is Stand?

We are an established education nonprofit that aims to give every child a bright future filled with opportunity by advocating for research-based education policies and by empowering parents, teachers, and community members. Watch our video and read more about us.

21%

high school students are bullied

85%

students attend underfunded schools

125k

high school grads go out-of-state