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AMPLIFY and make visible the gaps, opportunities, and progress towards equity. 

Below are actions which will increase the visibility and understanding of our community’s challenges. These were generated by community caucuses during the Choosing Equity Series. Progress on each action is described.

The following list is not all-inclusive – we want to hear your ideas!

 

Attend meetings and speak out.

This idea was contributed by a caucus of People of Color on May 16, 2018

HAppening

  • Board of Education meeting calendar -Learn More

  • School PTO contacts


Increase involvement from business community.

This idea was contributed by Asheville City Schools staff on May 16, 2018

HAppening

  • The City of Asheville is building student leaders – Learn more.


Shift the focus from ‘my kid’ to ‘our kids’
in schools and community.

This idea was contributed by a caucus of Parents with Privilege on May 16, 2018

Happening

  • Asheville City Schools Foundation hosts annual speaker, Hanif Abdurraqib – Learn more.

Dreaming

  • More parents consider public education as a viable option for their children

  • Share Your Ideas!


Amplify the voices, needs, priorities of teachers and students.

This idea was contributed by a caucus of Community Members on May 16, 2018

Happening

  • Completed 2018 AHS/SILSA Listening Project

  • UNC Asheville presents African Americans in WNC & Southern Appalachia Conference – Learn more.

planning

  • Educator Listening Project