Round Rock Black Parents Association is a community engagement and empowerment network that unifies, mobilizes and uplifts Black parents, students, educators, and stakeholders.
"Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek."
- Barack Obama (Source: The New York Times)
Equity is owed to all students not just those that fit within the system of education that was not created for them. Equity for Black and Brown children means equity for all. It is a matter of life and death for some students.
Goal:To unify, mobilize, and uplift black parents asleadersin their schools, whileimprovingthe outcomes and experiences of black students.
Where We Started
& Where We're Going
Round Rock Black Parents Association
When a 14 year old Black student was choke-slammed by a school resource officer, Black parents in our community had experienced enough. We began to organize and attend board meetings demanding accountability for the actions of the district. Parents again organized around the repeated use of the n-word on campuses followed by a letter to the Board of Trustees to address the poor outcomes for Black students in Round Rock ISD.
We have since grown into a strong grass-roots organization that has partnered with other community activists, organizers, non-profits, and businesses to advocate for equity within the greater Austin area. We aim to educate each other and our community around racial and educational equity through our partnerships as well as unify and empower parents to be leaders within their schools. We believe that parent involvement goes beyond the walls of a classroom and invite educators to share in our vision of reimagining the role of parents.