Orleans Public Education Network

We envision a world where every citizen has the opportunity to create local solutions for the next generation.


Access the tools to create community-driven education policy


Self-advocate with trainings, professional development, data, and research analysis


Make your vision a reality through policy, advocacy, power-building, and program incubation

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"What the best and wisest parent wants for his child, that must we want for all the children of the community. Anything less is unlovely, and left unchecked, destroys our democracy."

John Dewey

Programs and Initiatives

OPEN produces an array of transformative experiences that expand knowledge of best practices, engage citizens in developing their own civic capacity, and amplify community voice in the education conversation.

Louisiana Education Policy Fellowship Program

Training tomorrow's education leaders for student-first public policy

The Family Leadership Training Institute New Orleans

Equipping parents and kids with tools to make the change they see for our city

Parents' Night Out NOLA

A week for families to navigate, advocate, and lead


Meaningful data, action tips, success models and more for turning the vision of excellence into the reality.

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