How one new Indianapolis group wants to turn parents into education advocates
EmpowerED Families, a new parent advocacy organization in Indianapolis, aims to give people of color in the most underserved Indianapolis neighborhoods a voice in public education discussions. The group hopes to equip families with the knowledge and tools they need to get their children a great public education.
With funding from The Mind Trust, the group provides stipends to a cohort of parent advocates who will serve as liaisons for families who do not speak English or families navigating special education services. Since launching, the group has already spoken with some 200 local families and plans to engage some 5,000 total in the next three years.