Stand for Children is turning 20 years old this summer! Within the past two decades, we've opened 11 state affiliates who have accomplished significant things for students in their states. Each state had (and continues to have) unique issues to tackle to ensure their children are receiving a high-quality education.
We're celebrating these wins over the years with some brief and fascinating looks at the histories of each state, starting with our oldest three affiliates.
From securing millions in funding for early childhood and after-school programs to reforming the state's English Language Development programs, Oregon has hit a lot of high notes since 1999. Check out their top 10 favorite moments.
Tennessee has achieved numerous legislative victories and been a strong voice for families in the past 15 years. Check out their highlights, including the Energy Efficient Schools Initiative and securing federal grants for pre-K in Memphis and Nashville.
Advocating for children since 2003, our Massachusetts affiliate has rallied various MA communities around several education issues and helped pass policies that expanded charter schools and implemented district-wide education evaluation systems.
Stay tuned for more state accomplishments as we continue to celebrate our 20th anniversary!