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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Don’t be afraid to deviate from the script

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When I was in the 11th grade, my family had to move suddenly from one part of Massachusetts to my grandparents’ house in Boston. My parents weren’t able to line up new housing or new business in another state as quickly as they hoped but they were steadily working on it. My parents had ambitious […]

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