SFER develops college students into grassroots organizers who fight for educational justice in their communities.
Our Theory of Change
1. Identify and Train College Students
We connect with students who have overcome education inequality, have the political will to call for change, come from the communities they organize in, and are often first-generation college students. Our student network and staff offer training support to teach our members organizing skills.
2. Organize for Action
Our members educate and inspire others about crucial policy issues that affect students. SFER chapters partner with local community organizations to lead grassroots campaigns in order to change state and district-level school policies.
3. Build New Power to Improve Schools Faster
Our members’ organizing work builds the power of communities that have been traditionally underserved by public schools, and supports those communities as they continue to demand changes to education policies that will better serve students.