Theory Of Change
Low-performing schools historically exist in Black and Brown communities. And yet one of the most concrete ways to break the cycle of poverty and change life outcomes for generations of families is access to a great public education, regardless of zip code. FCCS advocates for equitable access to quality public school options for Black and Brown communities and sees education as the key driver of economic empowerment and educational advancement.
How We Do It
We believe in the power of collaboration and actively seek partnerships with public schools, educators, policymakers, organizations, and families to collectively advocate for change.
We share research and data to identify educational disparities, develop evidence-based solutions, and monitor progress toward equitable access to quality public school options.
We prioritize engaging Black and Brown communities to understand their unique needs, amplify their voices, and ensure their active participation in shaping educational policies.
We advocate for policies at the local, state, and national levels that promote equitable funding, eliminate discriminatory practices, and support reimagined approaches to improve public school options.
We build the capacity of educators, parents, and community members to effectively advocate for quality public school options, providing training, resources, and support.
FCCS advocates for fair and equitable distribution of educational funding, ensuring that resources are allocated to schools in Black and Brown communities to address the historical underinvestment and provide equal opportunities for all students.
School Choice and Accessibility
FCCS promotes policies that expand access to quality public school options, including magnet programs, charter schools, and community schools, ensuring that families have a range of choices that meet their diverse needs.
Culturally Responsive Education
FCCS supports the development and implementation of culturally responsive and inclusive curricula, recognizing the importance of incorporating diverse perspectives and histories into the educational experience of Black and Brown students.
Accountability and Transparency
FCCS pushes for increased accountability and transparency in public schools, ensuring that educational outcomes are regularly monitored, disparities are identified and addressed, and families have access to comprehensive information about school performance.