Organizing My Community

Connect with other advocates in your community!

Multiply your impact by joining with others. Start by looking for groups in your community that may already be advocating on issues you care about. And join groups in this Southern Education Equity Network. 

See if there is an IDRA Education CAFE in your community. Education CAFEs are for families who want to support excellent public education in their neighborhood public schools, especially among families of color, economically disadvantaged, emergent bilinguals and under-serviced neighborhoods.

Our goal is to develop collective intergenerational family leadership from these groups.

IDRA Education CAFEs are designed to increase communication and collaboration when possible between parents/caregivers, communities, and their local school administrators and teachers. See below for information on how to start an Education CAFE in your community.


Education CAFEs and Other Community Groups

SEEN Culturally Sustaining Schools Collaborative

This group is dedicated to building culturally-sustaining schools across the South. Connect to find  information, share resources, and get support from advocates across the region. We support each other to defend against attacks on culturally-sustaining schools and to promote a positive vision for what culturally-sustaining schools can be across the

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School Resource Hub

IDRA is creating a hub of resources for educators, families and policy advocates to support those who want to promote culturally-sustaining schools and fight harmful classroom censorship policies. While the site is in development, we are sharing resources here.

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Georgia Coalition for Education Justice

The Georgia Coalition for Education Justice is a collective of students, educators, parents and advocates dedicated to advancing education justice for all children across the state. We intentionally work to bring together diverse organizations and individuals that are directly impacted by education inequity and our work to coordinate advocacy at

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Consider starting an Education CAFE in your community!

An Education CAFE is a family group rooted in a community-based organization, rather than in a single school. Its sole purpose is to collaborate with schools to improve the success of students in the community.

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How to Start an Education CAFE in 5 Steps

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