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Guest Blog: Why Join TCSA

November 15, 2016

Having been a very early member of Texas Charter Schools Association (TCSA), KIPP Houston Public Schools has seen its membership and voice grow over the years. I am thrilled our shared work empowers parents to have a voice as advocates at the state level. Everything from TCSA rallies to a deeper dive into Action Alerts through the Texas Charter Revolution empower parents of waitlisted and enrolled students to engage in the conversation for public school options for their children.

And every year we get better at this work together. Parents across Texas and my home city of Houston are reaching out together, meeting with their elected officials, and engaging in a conversation about supporting priorities for public charter schools like facilities funding.

Recently TCSA and KIPP Houston Public Schools have worked on a few high impact projects:
• Increasing the number of parents in Voter Voice for Action Alerts
• Involving parents in a letter writing campaign with their state legislators
• Training parents through Charter School 101
• Connecting the KIPP lottery to a Voter Voice Campaign for parents to share why they want educational options for their children
This last project is probably my favorite and in just one week, we have had more than 1,400 letters sent to Houston-area legislators about why parents are demanding public school options like KIPP for their children.

In a democracy, real action occurs when communities have voices. I am excited to partner with TCSA to ensure that our parents' voices are heard.


How to Join or Renew with TCSA:

Step 1: Login to the Quality Member Portal
Applications will be completed in the Quality Member Portal. Once logged in, click the 'Membership' tab at the top. Please click here if you have forgotten your password.

Step 2: Complete the 2017 Online Membership Application.
Upon submission of the online application, an invoice will be automatically generated and sent directly to the accounting contact email listed on the application.

Step 3: Remit your Membership Dues to:
Texas Charter Schools Association (TCSA)
700 Lavaca Street, Suite 930
Austin, TX 78701

If you have questions, please contact Nadia Luna.

Thank you for your continued support of charter schools in the great state of Texas.

512-584-8272 | 3005 S Lamar Blvd, Suite D-447, Austin, TX, 78704