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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 over1,000 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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Our Model

Families:

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.

Schools:

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.

Legislators:

CPLAN holds focus groups, community conversations, forums, and events to inform legislators about issues the community is facing and gather input on education matters.

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Annoucements

Clean Water Access

  1. Tell your child not to drink water from the sinks.

  2. Please encourage your school principal to have signs changed to be more inclusive and child- friendly.

Elected School Committee in Boston

  1. Use the Action Network campaign tool to send Mayor Wu an email that you want an elected Boston School Committee!

  2. Call the mayor's office and leave your message to support democratic governance in Boston Public Schools: 617-635-4500

Free School Meals

Massachusetts has approved permanent FREE School meals!!!

Strengthening your Mental Wellness

Mental health is just as important as physical health, and it's crucial that we take care of both.

Check out our mental wellness resources!

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.

Announcements

Upcoming Workshops

  • Sat, Sep 30
    Zoom
    Sep 30, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
    Zoom
    Sep 30, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
    Zoom
    This workshop invites parents, caregivers, family and community members to learn how to use their knowledge to support a child's educational journey.
  • Tue, Oct 03
    Zoom
    Oct 03, 6:00 PM – Oct 24, 7:30 PM
    Zoom
    Oct 03, 6:00 PM – Oct 24, 7:30 PM
    Zoom
    6 week program that invites families to reimagine community wellness by learning about mental health, how to identify warning signs in yourself, children, and community members to improve the wellbeing for all.
  • Thu, Oct 05
    Manthala George Global Studies School
    Oct 05, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Manthala George Global Studies School, 180 Colonel Bell Dr, Brockton, MA 02301, USA
    Oct 05, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Manthala George Global Studies School, 180 Colonel Bell Dr, Brockton, MA 02301, USA
    Come together as a Brockton community to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with a vibrant and enriching event!
  • Tue, Nov 14
    Zoom
    Nov 14, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
    Zoom
    Nov 14, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
    Zoom
    This workshop is a chance to learn about how some students face challenges that prevent them from doing and feeling well in school. We'll share the differences among student experiences to help us understand the problem. Together, we'll figure out ways to make things more fair to help all students s
  • Tue, Nov 28
    Zoom
    Nov 28, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
    Zoom
    Nov 28, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
    Zoom
    A workshop offering ideas on how we can create and advocate for an equitable & inclusive school environment that promotes academic success, while maintaining social and emotional wellness.
  • Tue, Dec 05
    Zoom
    Dec 05, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
    Zoom
    Dec 05, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
    Zoom
    Learn about your rights as students & parents, through real-life scenarios. Hosted by a knowledgeable legal team that can offer legal advice and representation as needed.
  • Tue, Dec 12
    Zoom
    Dec 12, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
    Zoom
    Dec 12, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
    Zoom
    Part 2 of Juvenile Justice workshop
  • Multiple Dates
    Tue, Jan 09
    Zoom
    Jan 09, 2024, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
    Zoom
    Jan 09, 2024, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
    Zoom
    Join our interactive workshop designed to help families navigate the special education system. Choose from three sessions to help you wherever you are in your journey!
  • Multiple Dates
    Tue, Jan 16
    Zoom
    Jan 16, 2024, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
    Zoom
    Jan 16, 2024, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
    Zoom
    Join our interactive workshop designed to help families navigate the special education system. Choose from three sessions to help you wherever you are in your journey!
  • Multiple Dates
    Tue, Jan 23
    Zoom
    Jan 23, 2024, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
    Zoom
    Jan 23, 2024, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
    Zoom
    Join our interactive workshop designed to help families navigate the special education system. Choose from three sessions to help you wherever you are in your journey!
Smiling Teacher meets with parents during a conference

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."

LIZ
Mother | Parent Advisory Council Member

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Brockton Public Schools

Information about Brockton Public Schools and where to find the resources you need.

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Information about Boston Public Schools and where to find the resources you need.

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