Our Team

Our Team

Abisola Asha

Abisola Asha

Program Manager - Student and Family Advocate Program

Kearie Daniel

Kearie Daniel

Executive Director

De’Ann Edwards

De’Ann Edwards

Project Coordinator and Government Relations Analyst

Charline Grant

Charline Grant

Chief Advocacy Officer

Charlene Anthony-Hines

Charlene Anthony-Hines

Arts Advocacy Lead

Colleen Irowa

Colleen Irowa

Program Manager, United Parents Project

Amanda Logan

Amanda Logan

Finance Department

Xavier Mclaughlin

Xavier Mclaughlin

Education System Navigator, Student and Family Advocate

Givens Owusu

Givens Owusu

Administrative Assistant

Josie Rose

Josie Rose

Executive Lead, Family Support Services

Claudette Howell Rutherford

Claudette Howell Rutherford

Executive Lead, Education Research and Evaluation

Ratasha Harley

Ratasha Harley

Maryland Chapter

Ashley Hillary

Ashley Hillary

Maryland Chapter

Dana Carter

Dana Carter

Philadelphia Chapter

What We Do

Our focus is intentional, to eliminate anti-black racism and de-colonize the education system. We support parents as they advocate for their children, and navigate the education system. We act as wrap around support by offering advocacy and system navigation support, knowledge building resources and educational tools for families and educators to best protect our Black children.

Founding Members

  • Kearie Daniel
  • Soyini Downes
  • Charline Grant
  • Charlene Anthony-Hines
  • Gregory Hines
  • Claudette Howell Rutherford
  • Malaika Leacock
  • Tracy Thomas Elleston
  • Amanda Logan
  • Josie Rose
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