Who we are

LEAD PA, Run for Something, WFP, Promote the Vote and other community partners are working together to provide school board candidate training across the state and virtually for those interested in representing their community.

School boards play a critical role in shaping our education system here in Pennsylvania and while these elections don’t often get much attention, those seats are decided by us every two years.

Why school board?

Elected members of school boards determine how state and local resources are spent in our schools, what local tax rates will be, what programs and curriculum will be implemented across the district, and many many more decisions that affect students, faculty, and entire communities. Strong schools are the building blocks of strong communities, and they need to be led by folks who are pro-parent, pro-community, and pro-teacher. We create the schools that we want, and that we’re willing to fight for.

Who Should Run

YOU are qualified to run for school board. Parents, teachers, community members and concerned citizens all have an important voice.

We are please to announce a full school board training program that will set candidates, and volunteer activists, up with everything they need to be successful!

Check out our session dates and sign up!

  • January 7th – Pittsburgh
  • January 21st – Virtual
  • February 4th – West Chester

There are


school board seats in

Of those seats


will be up in 2023

How to Help

Support your neighbors & community members as they tackle far-right extremism on their local school board. Sign up for a school board training for candidates and activists alike today!

  • Talk to voters
  • Knock doors
  • Call voters
  • Texts voters
  • Donate to candidates
  • Attend board meetings
  • Talk to friends about running 
  • Help at the polls
  • And much more!