Working towards better public schools in SF
As the political advocacy affiliate of the San Francisco Parent Coalition, we advocate for policies and elected officials who put the needs of San Francisco's public school students first.
We organize parents and community partners to keep our elected leaders accountable to student-centric policies.
SF Parents in the News
The recall, which galvanized Asian Americans, was a victory for parents angered by the district’s priorities during the pandemic.
The New York Times
Meredith Willa Dodson
Meredith Willa Dodson is an education policy professional with a background in nonprofit planning and evaluation. She is a parent of a preschooler and a kindergartener, and plans to see them go through SFUSD start-to-finish following in the footsteps of their dad. Her commitment to this work is grounded in listening, lifting up, and advocating for what is best for children and families. Meredith’s first jobs out of college—first as a social worker in the Bronx, NY, then as a researcher for the National Center for Children in Poverty—solidified her understanding of injustices and inequities embedded in our society as well as her commitment to applying her waking, working hours to fighting them. She has a Masters in Public Policy from UC Berkeley, and a Bachelors in Child Development from Cornell University. [email protected]
Yvette Byes Edwards
Yvette Byes Edwards brings a passion for learning and advocating, and strong research skills gained through her experience as a legal educator for California bar examinees and an Adjunct Professor of Law. Yvette has been working in the post-legal education field and with academic support programs at Bay Area law schools for 20 years. She works closely with law schools, and their students, as they prepare for the bar exam, and is also an educator in the e-learning industry. She believes access to information is a critical driver for every person being able to make informed decisions. She holds a Juris Doctorate from Syracuse University College of Law, and is a parent of a rising 3rd Grader and 5th Grader within SFUSD.
Cyn Wang is the Chief Legal Officer of her family business, Wang Insurance. She also serves as a San Francisco Entertainment Commissioner, promoting and regulating nightlife and entertainment. Prior to this, Cyn worked as a Public Policy Manager at Airbnb as well as a U.S. diplomat (Foreign Service Officer) at the State Department, with tours abroad at U.S. Embassy San Jose, Costa Rica, and U.S. Consulate Toronto, Canada. A graduate of Smith College and UC Davis School of Law, Cyn began her career as an Associate Attorney at Meyers Nave, and also served as Assistant City Attorney of South San Francisco, Deputy City Attorney of Hayward, and Deputy Town Attorney of Los Altos Hills. Cyn resides in the Sunset District, where her daughter Sloane attends Jefferson Elementary. Cyn speaks Mandarin Chinese and Spanish and is a proud member of the LGBTQ community.
Alex Wong is a public policy professional with vast experience working on Capitol Hill, state legislatures and political campaigns. He current is a community and governmental relations manager for Kaiser Permanente and previously served as the senior field representative for California State Senator Scott Wiener. He was also a staffer for Congressman Chris Van Hollen (MD-08). He has a masters in public policy from Johns Hopkins University and a bachelors in political science from the University of Virginia.
His passion policies are tax, health and transportation issues.