EmpowerEd is leading the way in ensuring that an equitable response and education recovery in the Covid-19 crisis puts diverse teacher voices front and center. Over the past two years EmpowerEd has put the teacher retention crisis on the map for DC policy makers, promoted more transparency in our schools, focused the DC education scene on the vital task of recruiting and retaining more Latinx educators and supporting our Black educators, promoted culturally responsive teaching, restorative practices and teacher-led approaches to professional development. We believe that when teachers lead, our students succeed. We need your help to put their voices at the table. Too often decisions are made without the educators who have to implement them- but in DC EmpowerEd is changing that equation. Nothing about us, done without us, is for us. Support DC educators.