A strong public education system is the backbone of a strong democracy.

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Our Mission

Denver Families for Public Schools works with public school families, educators and community members to increase civic engagement and electoral participation, so that together we can contribute to educational equity, help shape the education policy that impacts students, and create the best school district for all.
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Run for School Board

Learn more about how to run for school board by participating in a future LEAD Denver training.

Our Programs

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Year-Round Organizing

The cornerstone of our work lies in community organizing. We work within schools and communities to elevate the voices of families, students, and educators who are most impacted by leadership and policy decisions in Denver Public Schools.

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LEAD Denver

We work with community members, families, and educators to develop education leaders who will fill a pipeline of student-centered school board candidates.

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Civics Program

We provide trainings and materials about the function of the school board, participation equity, and develop awareness about the importance of registering to vote and voting in school board elections.