Center for Youth & Community Leadership in Education
Center for Youth & Community Leadership in Education


The Schools Our Communities Deserve

CYCLE joined a group of organizations committed to educational equity and justice in our public schools to sign a letter laying out an affirmative vision for the kinds of Providence public schools children in our state’s capital city deserve. We are grateful for and want to lift up the leadership of Providence public school parents from Parents Leading for Educational Equity and ProvParents who worked tirelessly to bring us together. This letter was shared today with decision-makers across the state in anticipation of next week’s release of the RI Department of Education’s review of the Providence Public School District. At CYCLE, we strive to uphold the values of partnership, community power, and voice. It is in the spirit of these values that we are proud to stand with parents, caregivers, community members and advocates who are deeply invested in bringing about significant, positive change in Providence public schools. As the letter states, no substantial or lasting improvement in our public schools is possible without true partnership. We are ready to partner with others who are ready to build community power predicated upon the voices of those who will be most impacted as we seek ways to make Providence schools the places of learning and joy youth deserve!

Please read the letter here.