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Happy Holidays from PAVE
Maya Martin, Founder and Executive Director of PAVEDear <<First Name>>,

The holiday season is fast upon us and, like UPS and Fed Ex, PAVE’s small but mighty team is working furiously to deliver DC families the resources they need to create great schools for every child in every ward. But we are also taking time to reflect and celebrate all that PAVE and our city have worked together to accomplish this year. 

Parents organized to form a citywide advocacy network of Parent Leaders in Education. Parents, schools, and community advocates banded together to secure a record increase in per-student funding in the city budget. School leaders kicked off a Professional Learning Community to elevate family and community engagement in education. And parents provided insight to promote transparency and consistency in the upcoming citywide school report card.
PAVE team
Those are just a few of 2017’s many testaments to the power of parent engagement and partner collaboration, for which our city can be proud. However, looking forward into 2018, we recognize a mounting urgency for PAVE and DC to remain vigilant in our charge to stand with families - especially our most vulnerable - and be a national model for good policy that supports diverse, safe, and nurturing schools for all of our children.

Next year, PAVE will mobilize to defend DCTAG against funding cuts that severely limit college options for DC students. We will fight for resources required to ensure that all families have access to high-quality Out-of-School-Time (OST) programs. Most importantly, we will fully embrace our responsibility to serve as a beacon of equality and empowerment for not just our city, but for the nation.

Thank you all for loyally supporting PAVE’s work to connect, inform, and empower parent advocacy in education. We hope you enjoy a joyful holiday season with your families. And we look forward to greeting the New Year with renewed energy and purpose!

Happy holidays!

Maya
Founder and Executive Director, PAVE

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PAVE (Parents Amplifying Voices in Education) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that connects, informs, and empowers parent leaders to have a voice and a choice in the vision for education in Washington, DC. PAVE's goal is to create an education system in which parents are partners in developing a diversity of safe, nurturing, and great schools for every child in every ward and community.
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