Become an Advocate: Support Charter Public School Students in Colorado
Advocate: one who supports a cause and exercises his or her right to be heard.
As a charter school advocate, you are not only supporting the school you are directly involved with, but the greater charter community – all charter public school students in Colorado. Consider taking your advocacy role to the next level by joining the Charter Advocacy Corps today!
Charter Advocacy Corps
The goal of the Charter Advocacy Corps is to support charter public school students by effecting positive change and helping our policy makers care about the issues that impact our children and their education.
The mission of the Charter Advocacy Corps is to build a reliable base of charter supporters including parents, school leaders, teachers, and former students who energize their communities around key charter issues, cultivate relationships with lawmakers and other local influencers, and testify before elected officials when necessary.
As a member of the Charter Advocacy Corps, you will be part of a grassroots initiative working with like-minded individuals including charter school parents, teachers, principals, board members, and concerned citizens to:
- Influence positive change for charter public schools across Colorado.
- Help ensure that all Colorado students have access to high-quality, public schools.
Whether it is responding to action alerts, writing to elected officials about supporting legislation that benefits Colorado charter public schools and their students, or inviting legislators to visit your charter school, the children of Colorado need your support. Join the Colorado League of Charter Schools’ Charter Advocacy Corps today to gain the skills necessary to become a champion for charters and to learn more about issues confronting charter schools in your community and across Colorado.
Our Commitment to Charter Advocacy Corps Members
The Colorado League of Charter Schools will provide you with:
- Quarterly updates (phone calls/emails) on charter school advocacy efforts taking place in Colorado
- 3-4 action items per year to assist with elected official/local influencer outreach and relationship-building
- Annual in-person training and advocacy roundtable
- Access to an advocacy community through which you can share ideas and learn from others’ experiences
- Training and support as necessary to support local efforts
Corps Members’ Responsibilities
As a Charter Advocacy Corps Member, you will agree to:
- With League guidance, cultivate and maintain relationships with your elected officials/local influencers
- Be a point of contact between the League and the rest of your school community; assist in the gathering of emails from your school community in addition to the League’s action alert network
- Remain informed on issues generally affecting charter schools
- Testify as needed at the Capitol and elsewhere
To sign up or learn more, contact Dan Schaller, League Director of Advocacy, at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 303.989.5356 x105.
Not ready to join the Corps but want to make an impact…
Join the Colorado Charter Advocacy Network (Colorado CAN).
Stay connected by receiving updates about current legislative and public policy issues as well as action alerts encouraging you to support legislation that benefits Colorado charter public schools and their students. No matter how you choose to advocate, we need your voice to help ensure every child in Colorado has access to a high-quality public education!
As a Colorado CAN advocate you will:
- Receive regular updates about current legislative and public policy issues.
- Stay on top of policy and legislative issues through alerts and updates.
- Make calls or write to your elected officials encouraging them to support legislation that benefits Colorado charter schools and their students.
Click here to sign up to become a Colorado Charter School Advocate.
For more information, contact Dan Schaller, Director of Advocacy at the Colorado League of Charter Schools at 303-989-5356, ext. 105.