OPEN prepares the people to advocate for equity and justice in public schools through advocacy, policy, and civic action.



Community-Driven Policy
The Family Leadership Training Institute: A free, community-based civic change program equipping families who care to become families who lead.


Policy Professional Development
The Louisiana Education Policy Fellowship Program: Training cross-sector professionals in the strategies, tools and networks to make change for vulnerable children on the policy level.



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OPEN Plans for 2020

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“No liberation without education”- Angela Y. Davis Stepping into a new decade gives us pause to think about all that has happened previously and what lies ahead. It’s been almost 15 years since Hurricane Katrina- a disaster used as cover for a complete overhaul of the public education system in New Orleans. It’s been 10 […]

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