Parent Advocates

Our movement is led by families, for families. EmpowerED Families activates our community to realize their own power and to step into leadership within their school community. We believe parents, grandparents, and community members should get the opportunity to share their voice and thoughts on our K-12 education system.

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If you share this same desire for your school, we’d love to hear from you! Connect with EmpowerED Families staff by email at

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EmpowerED Families’ Parent Advocates are parents, family members, or community members who are interested in taking an active role in K-12 advocacy. Sign-up today to learn more about this opportunity. Join us for:

  • Trainings and workshops
  • Community events
  • Education advocacy opportunities in the Indy community

Parent and family voice belongs at the table when K12 education decisions are being made! As a Parent Advocate, you will help us connect with parents across Indianapolis to make their input heard.

Fill out the interest form at the link below to get notified of trainings and learn more!

Parent Advocate Interest Form

Courtney Kendrick: My name is Courtney Kendrick and I’m a native of Indianapolis. After graduating from Arsenal Technical High School, I served in the Indiana Army National Guard. I taught in a charter school as a paraprofessional and have been a substitute teacher for multiple grade levels. I advocate for equity in education and empowering families to fight the systems created to make Black and Brown people weak and insignificant. I believe that all children should be given the opportunity to learn and pursue academic success, no matter what. Working with EmpowerED Families means being part of a team committed to the movement of equipping our community with the knowledge of what is going on in our kids’ schools and how to advocate for the absolute best.

Alma Estrada: My name is Alma Estrada,. I find injustice in education a very bad investment for our future generations. I love to use our first amendment rights to defend the basic needs of our children: education. My passion is to defend literacy. Children should be able to read, to escape, to have adventures, all right from home. I want my advocacy to have a positive impact for the Black and Hispanic community. Advocating is the key to teach the community they have power to make things better for their children. The place that helped me learn that is EmpowerED Families. I am very proud to be part of an organization that will impact the city of Indianapolis and create radical change.