Together, we can create a brighter future for all students.
As parents, we all want the best for our children, including a quality education that sets them up for success.
Unfortunately, the education system is not always fair and equitable, with some children having more access to resources and opportunities than others. This affects everyone, as it limits our children's potential and can lead to negative outcomes like lower graduation rates and fewer career opportunities.
That's where CPLAN comes in.
CPLAN (Collaborative Parent Leadership Action Network) is an organization of parents, led by parents of color, who are working to create a more equitable education system. Founded in 2016 in Boston by a group of parents who wanted to make a change, CPLAN has grown to a statewide coalition of over 1,000 educational stakeholders, including parents, educators, administrators, and policy makers. Our goal is to empower parents to become leaders in education advocacy and work towards creating policies and practices that are more equitable for all children.
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CPLAN informs families about educational issues and the importance of advocacy for equitable education. We offer workshops on inequities in education, school culture impacts, and support for their child's educational journey.
We inform schools about the impact of marginalization on students and families and collaborate with them to develop culturally sensitive and equitable practices, including with hiring. We also provide workshops on equitable family engagement.
CPLAN holds focus groups, community conversations, forums, and events to inform legislators about issues the community is facing and gather input on education matters.
Interview with Brockton Superintendent
CPLAN Executive Director, Ivelisse Caraballo, interviews Brockton Superintendent, Michael Thomas, about creating a more equitable school culture and climate for all students to thrive.
- Multiple DatesTue, Jan 09ZoomJan 09, 2024, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PMZoom
- Multiple DatesTue, Jan 16ZoomJan 16, 2024, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PMZoom
- Multiple DatesTue, Jan 23ZoomJan 23, 2024, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PMZoom
What Our Members Say
"At my kids’ IEP meeting, I felt like I was on the same level as them for the first time and that’s because of CPLAN."