The Memphis Lift started with a small group of people determined to make the powerless parent powerful.
Founded in 2015, we are now a movement of over 1,000 parents, grandparents and concerned family members who believe our children have been underserved in failing schools for too long.
We are working together to demand high quality schools and radical changes in public education to disrupt systemic education inequities.
In the last few years, we have spoken at school board meetings, had discussions with state and city leaders, knocked on more than 10,000 doors, and equipped hundreds of parents to become advocates for their children.
Information is power and we are working to make sure more parents and students have access to good schools. We are insisting that our voices and concerns are heard and changes are made so that every child can get a great education.
And here’s what we discovered: parents from around the country want to be empowered and equipped, too. When people heard about what we were doing in Memphis, they wanted to start a parent movement in their own city.
It was exciting, then, to have some of our “cousin” organizations all in town together last week. Groups from Oakland, Nashville, and Atlanta visited The Memphis Lift HQ to learn more about how we can link up across the nation to make a difference.
From coast to coast, we are seeing what happens when parents come together and take action on behalf of their kids and communities.
Do you want to be part of this movement of powerful parents? You can be. Come to our Third Annual Parent Summit on Saturday, October 27th. We will be discussing important issues that matter to YOUR child’s education and OUR community, such as school quality, access to quality schools, and Unified Enrollment.
We will also have notable speakers and panel discussions with local district leaders as well as parents from Indianapolis, Chicago, Denver, and Washington, D.C. who will share innovative ideas and talk about what’s working in their cities.
Are you fired up? Ready to be part of the solution? We are. Plan to join us for the Parent Summit this weekend, and register online today. When we come together for our kids, great things CAN happen!