Mission and Values

Our Mission

We partner and advocate with Latino families, schools and communities to ensure equitable educational outcomes.

Our Beliefs

The Salem/Keizer Coalition for Equality values equity, education and empowerment. We believe parents are the key to their children’s educational success.

  • Parents as partners with their children’s schools

  • Parents as advocates for their children’s education

  • Parents as stakeholders in education systems

 Our Vision

 Every child and youth from every background –

  • receives  equitable education, justice and access to equal opportunities.

  • is  academically prepared to graduate from high school with the skills to continue their education and career path.

  • lives  in a healthy, safe and inclusive multicultural community, with a stable home and a vibrant economy.

  • is  well-represented in institutions that function with shared power, and serve the whole community without prejudice.

Our Strategies

We ENGAGE with Latino Spanish speaking parents and families to equip them to access education and leadership opportunities on behalf of their children.

We PARTNER with the Salem Keizer School District, the Oregon Department of Education and local community members  to improve Latino student outcomes.

We ADVOCATE  with law and policy makers and administrators to ensure equitable representation in institutional decision-making for Latino students and their families.