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Who We Are | 12/17/2015

Karen Clark
Stand for Children Louisiana Operations Coordinator

Karen is in charge of making sure that all things at Stand Louisiana run smoothly

What makes Stand for Children great? In one word: Members. Stand wouldn’t exist without them.

Margaret Mead once said, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.”

At Stand for Children Louisiana, our small group of passionate volunteers has morphed into a large group of thoughtful and committed citizens who are also insightful and prudent, loving and welcoming. That’s what your donation of time or money to Stand for Children Louisiana supports.

Stand’s Members have changed the world, and continue on in their fight for quality education for all children. I’ve watched Members engage their school boards in conversations around early childhood, providing new insights on a vital issue, often drumming up more support from their school board members.                                             

I’ve watched Members come together and canvass entire neighborhoods building awareness for pressing issues in education that affect their children and the children in their communities. 

Our Members and supporters added their names and shared a petition, which had a tangible effect on those elected to represent us and make the best choices for Louisiana’s kids. I watched Stand Members present that final petition in front of the Louisiana House Committee on Education, literally inspiring gasps then silence throughout the room, as the names kept coming out.

All of these actions were performed by Stand’s Members and supporters. Whether it’s being one of the names on the petition or one of the parents holding it in front of a congressional committee, Members of Stand for Children are changing the world. And we’ll never stop, because we know it’s our fight to ensure every child has access to a quality education. 

This holiday season many groups will be asking for you to make a charitable donation to their cause.So whether it’s giving time, writing a letter, joining our email list, or making a financial contribution, please consider giving to Stand today, and add your name to our ever-growing list of Louisiana supporters.

Join us as we change this world.

 

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