Boston Parent Organizing Network

BPON Community Forum Dec. 10

BPON (Boston Parent Organization Network) will be hosting a community forum on student assignment on Saturday, December 10, from 12 to 3 PM at Freedom House, 14 Crawford Street in Dorchester. Light lunch and childcare will be provided. For more information, call the BPON office at 617.522.2766x304. Invited are Jerry Burrell, Director, Enrollment Planning and Support, Kim Rice, Assistant Superintendent, and Dr. Eileen De Los Reyes, Assistant Superintendent.

Boston United for Students


Boston United for Students is a broad-based coalition committed to improving the quality of the educational experience for all Boston students and teachers. We believe that there is an urgency to significantly improve student achievement so that Boston public school students graduate college ready and career prepared. We know that achieving these goals will require a fundamental change in the next Boston teachers' contract to create new working relationships and operational flexibility that will enable students and teachers to meet the challenges of public education in the 21st Century. Our drive for student success is not limited to changes in the teachers' contract. It also includes advocacy for improved administrative practices and earnest implementation of current and new contract reform measures.

Key Partners: 

For a list of member organizations, visit

How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

Visit make your voices heard, the community is also urged to call, email or fax the School Committee (telephone) 617-635-9014 (fax): 617-635-9689,

Community supporters also can call the Boston Teachers’ Union at (617)288–2000, fax: (617)288–0024. Advocates can also make their voices known to the City Council at (617)635-3040 or the Mayor’s Office at Boston City Hall, (617)635-3151.

To contact us


Boston Parent Organizing Network (BPON)






Boston Parent Organizing Network organizes, develop and support parentsand families who are marginalized by class, race, language, disability and immigration status to  work with and hold accountable the Boston Public Schools to provide an excellent education for all students.

In all we do we are guided by these principles:

  • Parents and families are the most effective advocates and leaders to bring about lasting improvements in student education.
  • Parents, families and students are the key source to identify the educational needs of children and youth.
  • Networking and collaboration among community based organizations and school based parent groups are necessary to effect system-wide change
  • Both system-wide and community-based issues must be addressed collectively to assure sustained success.

Our Vision

Because of BPON's effectiveness parents and families who are marginalized by class, race, language, disability and immigration status directly influence decision making at all levels of the Boston Public School System.


209 Green Street 3rd Floor
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
United States
Key Partners: 

Current organizational members include ACEDONE, ACORN, Black Ministerial Alliance, Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center, Center for Collaborative Education, City Life/Vida Urbana, Citywide Parents Council, Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative, East Boston Ecumenical Community Council, East Boston High School Family Center, EDLaw Project, English High School Family Center, Families First Parenting Programs, Hyde Square Task Force, Inquilinos Boricuas en Accion, JP Unidos, Massachusetts Advocates for Children, MassCOSH, Mass English Plus Coalition, Sociedad Latina, Trotter School Parent Council, and the Young Achievers Pilot School Family Association.

How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

Visit the membership application page, found at Also check out BPON's job opportunities.

Key Programs Offered: 

Since its formation in 1999, BPON has built on the strengths of its organizational members and thousands of parent volunteers to achieve significant change at both the school and district levels.  BPON is recognized as a powerful and unique force in reform of the BPS, creating consensus among diverse parents, developing their power through leadership training and amplifying their voices, and wielding this power in unified action.

BPON's focus is on engaging families to provide leadership in achieving excellent education for all BPS students.


Rally for Parent-Inclusive Teachers' Contract, Mar. 19

Please join parents and students from BPON and other members of the Boston United for Students Coalition for breakfast and a Day of Action, on Saturday, March 19 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Stop and Shop at South Bay Mall as they advocate for  a new teachers' contract that includes the voices of parents and students. A flier is attached.

Mr. William Browning, a parent leader that helped win changes in the Philadelphia Public School teachers contract will be joining the rally on Saturday March 19th. He will share how parents organized, what opposition they faced and how they are monitoring the implementation of the current contract.

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