Kia C. Franklin currently serves as Executive Director at Stand for Children Washington. For the past fifteen years she has worked in and with schools, communities, and non-profits to advocate for the advancement of young people who have been marginalized by structural inequities in America’s public education system. A former academic counselor, program manager in youth development, public policy fellow, and coach to districts around equitable access to rigorous coursework, her commitment to the cause stems from her own early schooling experiences and her family upbringing. These experiences have instilled in her a passion for justice and education. Kia is also a proud aunt, and she enjoys cooking, gardening, writing, and staying civically active by serving on non-profit boards and national organizations. She has a B.A. in Political Science and African and African-American Studies from Stanford University and a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center.
Without community voice and leadership, how do we know that policymaking will lead to equitable outcomes for students and families, and around the issues that matter most to the people most affected? Join this discussion about the necessity, and the challenge, of creating truly community-driven system change, from the local context to statewide. Featuring organizers, community partners, and staff at Stand, an advocacy organization dedicated to education equity and racial justice.