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As I reflect on my 13th year as a CPS parent, I am so grateful that for 10 of those years, RYH was there. In March 2012, I spoke for the first time at a CPS unelected Board of Ed meeting. I spoke against Rahm’s unfunded longer school day and wondered why was I, and all other CPS parents, not consulted on this unilateral decision? A question being asked all across Chicago by individual parents and small groups of parents. RYH joined us all together as one collective, demanding parents have a seat at the table. I was all in from that day forward.
RYH is a consistent, reliable source. RYH offers space, tools, and direct actions for parents to collectively advocate on systemic issues in public education. RYH listens, researches, and offers common sense solutions. RYH brings #parentvoice to the decision making table.
It is so important for RYH to be there for public school parents today and into the future. I am very proud to be part of this amazing organization and I do not take my job lightly. As RYH’s Communications & Outreach Director I know that parents are relying on us to provide context to really understand an issue, to give avenues for parent involvement, and to provide spaces where possible solutions can be built by those most greatly impacted. Parent power is truly a force that can bring change for all public school students. Help us grow so RYH can be there with all parents during their public school journeys.