Government Affairs & Advocacy

The educational challenges that face historically marginalized children and their families are too great for one organization or group to tackle alone. Success requires strategic ongoing multi-sector collaboration working across various systems. For this reason, SEF engages in a range of partnerships and coalitions designed to attack the root cause of educational inequities by strengthening the capacity of advocates and policymakers. By using data, policy analysis, and dissemination of evidence-based research, our aim is to shape local, state, and federal policies that result in equitable and effective systems change for students of color and low-income students in the South.

Fighting for equity and justice in education when done well takes place on the federal, state, local, and individual level.