Community Asset Development Redefining Education (CADRE)

Los Angeles, CA

CADRE is a community-based, membership parent organization in South Los Angeles founded in 2001.  The organization is led by African American and Latino parents and caregivers whose children attend local schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD). We work for systemic change by supporting grassroots South LA parents as the leaders in stopping the push-out crisis in schools serving low-income neighborhoods of color.

"Our mission is to solidify and advance parent leadership to ensure that all children are rightfully educated regardless of where they live. We seek to effect policy change and mobilize political will through new parent participation models that preserve and expand the right to education for all South LA children and youth." – CADRE website