We believe a network of committed parents and supporters can turn San Francisco's public schools into a national beacon of excellence for all kids--together! SF Parents (formerly Decreasing the Distance) is a large, inclusive, and diverse network of parents and supporters across San Francisco; this network of thousands of people like you is our beating heart.

Become a member (it’s free!) of our active network to get started. Feeling like digging in even more? Consider joining one of our various working groups. You can also join our active Facebook group to discuss SFUSD topics with other parents, follow us on Twitter, sign up for our newsletter. Learn more about opportunities for leadership on our Toolkit.

If you’re not here for any of that but just love what we’re doing, our work would benefit greatly from your donation. Thank you!

When you join (free!) or financially support the San Francisco Parent Coalition, you advance our collective ability to:

  • Ensure that parents have a strong, independent voice within all SFUSD decisions
  • Address the negative academic, social and health impacts of prolonged school closures on children, as well as the deeper impacts on long-standing inequities in the system
  • Create a unifying vision and building support for a path forward to excellent San Francisco public schools for all kids

Please note, when you join, you also agree to our member agreement, which supports an environment of safety and respect within a big tent 🙂