Empowering Indiana parents to become involved, be active, and have a voice.

MISSION: Build power through relationships and equip families with the tools and resources to fight for high quality, equitable education.
VISION: Parents and families exercise their collective power to eliminate inequities and racial disparities in education.

Create frequent opportunities for listening and learning from parents, families, students, educators, community members

    • Community meetings
    • Focus groups
    • Surveys
    • 1:1s
    • House Meetings
    • Outreach- calls, texting, booths
  • Help parents listen and observe what is going on in their child’s school
  • Create opportunities for educating parents and families on the local education system and on resources that are available to meet their identified needs
  • Directly offer, or partner with existing orgs/leaders to provide, learning opportunities for parents and families on issues/skills they identify
  • Use media (social, print, audio) and public forums to share EF’s message and opportunities to get involved
  • Publish research and reports (including in partnership with other local groups)
  • Educate parents on key policy issues that affect their children
  • Build a base of EF members and supporters
  • Conduct relational 1:1 meetings to connect with potential members and identify parent leaders
  • Build the capacity of those leaders
  • Conduct House Meetings to identify key issues facing parents and families
  • Conduct internal actions to ratify an issue/campaign direction for EF
  • Conduct external/public actions
  • Run campaigns to achieve concrete policy wins
  • Develop strategic partnerships with local organizations and co-lead events and initiatives 
  • Lead and participate in coalitions focused on a shared agenda
  • Serve as a local leader elevating the stories and experiences of parents and families in Indianapolis
  • Participate in national conferences to elevate the parent-led work happening in Indianapolis
  • Manage funder relationships