parent symposium 20024, black education, parent advocacy, alabama

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Next Level Leaders Inaugural Cohort

Interested in Educational Advocacy in Alabama?

Through the NLL fellowship, BA4E aims to heighten awareness and understanding of the community through exposure to past, present and future issues of importance facing education in Alabama . This fellowship seeks to provide leaders with knowledge to address education issues and identify the skills necessary to effect change in the educational landscape. By triggering deep collaboration, NLL can bring forth excellent choices for all students and their families.

Inspired By Education & Excellence

Black Alabamians for Education serves as the vehicle that delivers timely, relative, relevant and life changing information to parents that will equip, inform and empower Black families with information on accessing a high quality education.


One of Black Alabamians for Education fundamental core values is that we are UNAPOLOGETIC.  We are unapologetic in our belief that the changes we seek require engagement and/or leadership by the Black community on behalf of the Black community.  We believe that there is no greater group of folks that should lead this charge than the people that represent the community in which we seek to change. After nearly three years of not having  grassroots advocacy efforts in the state, and particularly a Black-led organization, former Black Alliance for Educational Options staff members and parents have opted to form Black Alabamians for Education with the intent to continue to fully advocate on behalf of Black communities.  While our engagement is intentional with Black families, we are inclusive of all families. We will ensure that Black families are informed about laws, policies and options available in Alabama that can and will assist in closing the achievement gap. If not Black Alabamians for Education, then who?  We believe that parental  engagement is at the heart of  effective education. We want to connect the community and school and build a lasting foundation of involvement between parents and our educational institutions.

Upcoming Events

August 2024

Parent Symposium 2024

Join us for our Parent Symposium 2024, where we are #PRESSING forward in education and empowerment! Building on the success of last year’s event, this year’s symposium promises to be even more enlightening and engaging. Date: August 10, 2024 Time: 9:00 AM –  1:00 PM Location:  The Venue at Coosa Landing  201 George Wallace Drive, Gadsden, AL 35903 Theme: #Pressing This year’s theme reflects our commitment to advancing education and advocacy for our children. We will explore pressing issues in education and empower parents to be effective advocates for their children’s education. What to Expect: Inspiring Keynote Speakers: Hear from renowned […]
10 Aug
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Venue
201 George Wallace Dr, Gadsden, AL 35903

BA4E Quarterly Statewide Clergy Meeting

BA4E Quarterly Statewide Clergy Meeting Education Matters: Convening Partners, Purpose and Prayers   Meeting Dates Tuesday, February 13th, 2024 @ 10:00 am Tuesday, May 14th 2024 @ 10:00 am Tuesday, August 13th, 2024 @ 10:00 am Tuesday, November 12th 2024 @ 10:00 am   Zoom Information Meeting ID: 886 4490 5505 Passcode: 001886
13 Aug
10:00 am - 11:00 am
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I Support BA4E

to equip, inform and empower Black families with information on accessing a high quality education

that Black families are empowered with information to choose a high-quality k-12 education for their children that enables them to pursue the college or career path of their choice, become economically independent adults and engage in the practice of freedom

  • It’s All About Our Children
  • Black Children Are Inherently Intelligent and Talented
  • Urgency
  • Social Justice
  • Unapologetic
  • Diversity Through a Narrow Strip of Unity
  • Respectful and Caring Relationships