It’s a Wrap! Coalition Hosts Second Charter Advocacy Summit

By March 12, 2024 News
Our second-ever Charter Advocacy Summit is now behind us for another year, and what a day it was! A sold out crowd of 200+ charter leaders and stakeholders–as well as charter industry experts and professionals–joined us on Friday for a day of networking and learning about charter school advocacy. The Summit was preceded by another great event on Thursday night: a kick-off reception, headlined by State Superintendent Catherine Truitt. State lawmakers, charter leaders, and charter stakeholders also attended the event. Representatives from 99 North Carolina charter schools joined us for the reception and/or Summit! National education expert Jeanne Allen headlined the Summit luncheon on Friday. In addition, attendees heard from Senator Amy Galey, Senator Mike Woodard, Senator Steve Jarvis, Rep. Jeff Zenger, state charter leaders, industry experts, and more! Thank you to everyone who attended, and to our Summit sponsors, who made the event possible! We share photos and more below:

State Superintendent Catherine Truitt receives a leadership award from Coalition Board Chair Jonathan Bryant and Vice Chair Sandeep Aggarwal on Thursday, March 7.

Students from TMSA lead the singing of the Star Spangled Banner and recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance at the Coalition’s 2024 Charter Advocacy Summit on Friday, March 8, in Raleigh.


Students from Paul R. Brown Leadership Academy’s color guard team perform at the beginning of Friday’s Summit.

More than 200 attendees convened for the Summit.

Thank you to our amazing 2024 Charter Advocacy Summit sponsors!