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Our Mission Statement:

W7EC will organize, collaborate and advocate to ensure access to high quality, community-based public education as a matter of right for Ward 7 early childhood, pre-K – 12th grade, and adult learners.

W7EC will advance its mission by meeting the following objectives:

1) Support all Ward 7 schools in meeting their academic goals:

  • Assist schools in securing funding that is outside of what is budgeted by a Local Education Agency (LEA);
  • Assisting schools to build capacity: i.e. create or facilitate volunteer opportunities;
  • Provide access to training opportunities for administrators, educators, paraprofessionals, and families.

2) Advocate for quality and equity in education:

  • Utilize a variety of means to engage and persuade those governing entities that create and implement education policy in order to advance W7EC’s mission;
  • Organize and assist members of the W7EC and Ward 7 community members in writing and providing testimony that will address issues that affect the education of Ward 7 early childhood, pre-K – 12th grade, and adult learners to those governing entities that create and implement education policy;
  • Organize and facilitate events and activities that will promote awareness and action in support of W7EC mission.

3) Actively engage Ward 7 communities in education and education-related issues and events:

  • Inform, engage, and convene the community, students, parents, and all education stakeholders on issues affecting the education of Ward 7 early childhood, pre-K – 12th grade, and adult learners – i.e.: provide surveys;
  • Collaborate efforts with other organizations committed to the success of educating Ward 7 early childhood, pre-K – 12th grade, and adult learners and engage in activities such as data collection and resource sharing.