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What We Stand For


Since 1999, Stand for Children has championed countless policy and budget choices across 10 states that continue to benefit millions of children today.

For the organization’s first 13 years, members in Stand states and chapters worked independently to identify local challenges facing children, to figure out what’s working across the nation, and to advocate for effective solutions.

In 2012, to ensure that we were maximizing our collective impact, we decided to develop a shared viewpoint on how to accomplish our mission and to prioritize strategies that have proven effective in closing the achievement gap.

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Why Stand?

A message from Stand Leadership Center board member John Legend.