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Who We Are

Francis Howell Forward is a non-partisan, grassroots organization formed by parents over the winter of 2022 - 2023. As parents of Francis Howell students, we support our teachers, administrators, and school board members who recognize the need for an inclusive community. As we emerge from initial hardships of the COVID-19 pandemic and the division and bitterness it wrought, we are eager to build unity and goodwill in our district through ongoing civil discourse, education, and advocacy.

We invite all in our Francis Howell Community to join us in this endeavor. 

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We believe all children deserve the support of their community to embrace who they are,
define their future, and change the world.

Our Mission

Our Mission

Francis Howell Forward is dedicated to preserving and protecting public schools and to advancing equity education in order to prepare students for success in a global community and workforce.

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Our Priorities

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Francis Howell Forward seeks to build unity and awareness by holding educational events where families and community members can engage in meaningful dialogue. 


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We intentionally center targeted and marginalized voices in the Francis Howell School District; we know that by doing so, we further democracy and improve the quality of education.


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In order to defend our school district from efforts to defund and dismantle effective programs, our organization will endorse and support candidates who align with our goals. As a PAC (Political Action Committee) that is rooted in grassroots organizing in our community, we will fund efforts that support our mission.

Francis Howell Forward is registered with the Missouri Ethics Commission and we are dedicated to being transparent to our community.  

Meet Our Leadership Team

Our current leadership team was born out of friendship, trust, and service to our community. We are proud members of various local and statewide organizations and are deeply dedicated to our mission.  If  our mission speaks to you, we invite you to join us in this journey.

We Need Your Support Today!

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