GO works with families, educators, and community allies
to win advocacy campaigns that promote equitable
education systems and transformational public schools.
We believe that our policies must explicitly and aggressively do more for students fighting to overcome generations of systemic oppression.
To achieve equitable systems, GO focuses on:
More Funding and Strategic Decision-Making
Robust Talent Pipeline
Portfolio Quality and Choice
Access Beyond K-12
We believe that the current model of schooling simply does not work and that our schools need to make radical changes if we want every single one of our students to thrive.
To achieve transformational schools, GO focuses on:
Family and Community Partnership
Quality Curriculum and Instruction
Strong Academics and Skills for a Changing World
Conditions that Foster Innovation
We develop the advocacy skills of community leaders – most frequently, family leaders – who then take leadership roles in advocacy campaigns.
We engage, inform, and align networks of “grasstops” leaders in support of our community-driven campaigns.
We produce communications that improve understanding of education issues within our communities, bring new leaders into our work, support our advocacy, and direct the public discourse on education issues.
Our partner organization, GO Public Schools Advocates, supports our network to elect aligned political candidates and pass revenue measures to create the conditions for successful advocacy campaigns and policy implementation.
*This is 501c4 work only
GO family leaders have traveled to the state capitol twice to speak in support of revisions to the CA School Dashboard (2018) and college access and affordability (2019).
The GO Oakland network successfully advocated for the board’s adoption of the Government Finance Officers. Association (GFOA) Smarter School Spending Framework.
GO’s 1Oakland campaign has built a coalition of families, educators, and community allies to hold both district and charter leaders accountable for actively collaborating to manage Oakland’s system of public schools. Most recently, the board adopted the Community of School Citywide Plan aligned with this work.
GO Fresno’s Choosing our Future recommendations received nearly unanimous support from the board, putting Fresno Unified on a path toward creating a system of transformational and learner-centered schools.
Go West Contra Costa family leaders created and successfully advocated for passage of a board resolution committing the district to equity-focused, data-driven decision-making and subsequent changes and improvements in district data practices.