What We Do
WA Charters is a statewide nonprofit organization that advocates for policies that enable a healthy, growing sector of student-centered, community-rooted, antiracist public schools, raises awareness about charter public schools in Washington, and supports school quality through technical assistance, coaching, and professional learning.
Who We Are
Advocate to Change Policy
We advocate to secure charter public school policy wins that advance equitable student outcomes by cultivating an effective advocacy environment rooted in community.
Support Strong Schools
We provide outstanding services in support of anti-racist, student-centered, community-rooted schools to charter public school members
We are deeply committed to identifying, dismantling, and actively transforming racist systems, policies, and mindsets. Our work is guided by transforming oppressive practices and systems for marginalized students to feel safe, seen, and empowered.
We advocate for and support a thriving, innovative charter public school sector that upholds quality via student-centered, community-rooted schools and aspires to disrupt a systemically racist and inequitable education system
An anti-racist, student-centered public education system accessible to all students
We hold ourselves accountable to practices that center and celebrate the voices and lived experiences of Black, Asian, Indigenous, and People of Color, and that disrupt unchecked power and privilege.
We commit to listening, leading with compassion and honesty, and celebrating all cultures in order to build trust and authentically support community restoration and empowerment.
We advocate for equitable access to resources and adopt innovative and student-centered models to create an inclusive school environment where students can thrive.
We partner with our communities through consensus-building and shared decision-making in order to achieve mutual values, goals, and outcomes.