‘Our intention for our work is not for parents to change, what we want is for them to realize their power

RISE Colorado co-founders and co-CEOs Veronica Palmer and Milagros Barsall believe in the power of parents—not only as key influencers of their child, but also as influencers of schools and influencers of systems.

Veronica: “Our long term vision is for families to come together and identify issues that they can work on together as a coalition to improve academic achievement, not just in one school site but across the city, across the state and eventually across the nation… I truly believe our families are the sleeping giants—once we tap in to our families and all the strength our communities have, education will never be the same.”

This film was created by Faolan Jones for Teach For All.


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