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About Organizing Alliances

An Organizing Alliance (formerly known as a Regional Strategy Team) is a network of LEE members working alongside students, parents, and neighborhood leaders to make change in their communities. Organizing Alliances build relationships with community alliesengage in research to learn about the political landscape. They discern opportunities to make the biggest impact mobilize in action to support equitable policies.

Organizing Alliances have had some big wins, like:

  • In Charlotte, LEE members secured funding to pilot a restorative justice initiative.

  • In Baltimore, LEE members got the school board to pull back the curtains on how the $1.34 billion budget is made.

  • In Washington, DC, LEE members kept 10 community schools open through their support of a $1.2 million funding allocation.

  • In Texas, LEE members saw an inequity surrounding the school-to-prison pipeline, and got the state to pass a law to rethink discipline policies for young kids.

  • In Louisiana, LEE members got a bill passed that bans public school teachers from paddling special needs students. 

Get In Touch

Baltimoreans for Educational Equity (BEE)
Maryland
Website | Facebook | Instagram 
LEE Contact: Joy Lawson
Schedule a Meeting

Boston Education Action Network (BEAN)
Massachusetts
Website | Facebook | Instagram 
LEE Contact: Jonathan Mansoori
Schedule a Meeting

ILEE - Illinois for Educational Equity
Illinois
Website | Facebook | Instagram 
LEE Contact: Mark Anthony Florido
Schedule a Meeting

Coalition for Educational Equity Indy (CEE Indy)
Indianapolis
Website | Facebook | Instagram 
LEE Contact: Mary Gardner
Schedule a Meeting

Igniting Nevada's Education System Together (INVEST)
Nevada
Website | Facebook | Instagram 
LEE Contact: Alejandro Rodriguez
Schedule a Meeting

Dallas Communities Organizing to Realize Equity (Dallas CORE)
Dallas-Fort Worth
Website | Facebook | Instagram 
LEE Contact: Sandra Godina
Schedule a Meeting

DC Education Coalition for Change (DECC)
National Capital Region
Website | Facebook | Instagram 
LEE Contact: David Whitehead
Schedule a Meeting

Miami Organizing Alliance
Miami
Website | Facebook | Instagram 
LEE Contact: Alejandra Rondon
Schedule a Meeting

Equity Network United for Metro Denver (ENUF) 
Colorado
Website | Facebook | Instagram 
LEE Contact: Kate Farrar
Schedule a Meeting

Organizing Network for Equity (ONE NOLA)
Greater New Orleans - Louisiana Delta 
Website | Facebook | Instagram 
LEE Contact: Kristen Smith
Schedule a Meeting

Organizing Network for Education (ONE Houston) 
Houston
Website | Facebook | Instagram 
LEE Contact: Ar'Sheill Monsanto
Schedule a Meeting

Angelenos Organizing 4 Education (AO4E)
Los Angeles
Website | Facebook | Instagram 
LEE Contact: Richard Pelayo
Schedule a Meeting

9-0-ONE (Organizing Network for Equity)
Tennessee
Website | Facebook | Instagram 
LEE Contact: Henry Jones
Schedule a Meeting

Atlanta Coalition for Educational Equity (ACEE)
Georgia
Website | Facebook | Instagram 
LEE Contact: Jessica Washington
Schedule a Meeting

Newark for Educational Equity (NEED) 
New Jersey
Website | Facebook | Instagram 
LEE Contact: Bryan Epps
Schedule a Meeting

Organizing for Education New York (OFENY)
New York
Website | Facebook | Instagram 
LEE Contact: Tannya Benevides
Schedule a Meeting

4Rosebud
South Dakota
Website | Facebook | Instagram 
LEE Contact: Nora Antoine
Schedule a Meeting

South Louisiana Coalition for Education (SLCE)
South Louisiana 
Website | Facebook | Instagram 
LEE Contact: Kristen Smith
Schedule a Meeting

Organizing for Equity - New Haven
Connecticut 
Website | Facebook | Instagram 
LEE Contact: Lisa Guckian
Schedule a Meeting

Don’t see your region or have other questions? 

Reach out to your LEE contact.