Who We Are

Stand for Kids is a student-focused advocacy group that believes every child in our region should receive an excellent education.

Our Mission

Our mission is to ensure every child has access to an excellent education by bringing people together and mobilizing community support for reforms and innovation that will strengthen our schools and improve student achievement.

School Reform

More than 25 community leaders and organizations have joined together recently to sign two letters, CPS, Teacher Union Contract Has Enormous Implications, and Open Letter to the Cincinnati Board of Education, encouraging Cincinnati Public Schools (CPS) and the Cincinnati Federation of Teachers (CFT) to work together to support common sense reforms as part of the pending contract between schools and teachers. The contract has enormous implications for the future of our kids, and our wonderful city.  The signatories of these letters who recognize this important opportunity for our community are listed below:

O'dell M. Owens, Hamilton County Coroner, Rolonda Smith, Executive Director, Parents for Public Schools of Greater Cincinnati, Robert C. Reifsnyder, President, United Way of Greater Cincinnati, Donna Jones Baker, President/CEO, Urban League of Greater Cincinnati, Sean Rugless, President and CEO, African American Chamber of Commerce, Jason Riveiro, State Director, League of United Latin American Citizens of Ohio, Sandy Berlin Walker, President/CEO, YMCA of Greater Cincinnati, Gregory H. Williams, President, University of Cincinnati, Jane Keller, President/CEO, Cincinnati Youth Collaborative, Bob Mecum, President/CEO, Lighthouse Youth Services, Kathryn E. Merchant, President/CEO, The Greater Cincinnati Foundation, Thomas L. Williams, Chairman, Cincinnati Business Committee, Thomas J. Dugger, Scout Executive/CEO, Dan Beard Council, Boy Scouts of America, Brian Jaffee, Director, Jewish Community Relations Council, Jeff Edmondson, Executive Director, Strive Partnership, Ellen G. van der Horst, President/CEO, Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber, Chad Wick, President/CEO, KnowledgeWorks Foundation, Victoria Buyniski Gluckman, Chairperson, Hamilton County Success By 6, Leslie Maloney, Senior Vice President, The Haile/U.S. Bank Foundation, Alfonso Cornejo, President, Hispanic Chamber Cincinnati USA, Amber Burke Sprengard, Co-Chair, Cincinnatians for Progress, Lynn Marmer, Cincinnati Public Schools Board Member, 1994-2001, Lisa J. FitzGibbon, President/CEO, Easter Seals Work Resource Center, Jason Gloyd, Chairman, COAST, Michael J. Graham, S.J., Cinnamon D. Pelly, Vice President, Corporate Responsibility, JPMorgan Chase Foundation, William L. Scheyer, President, The Cincinnatus Association