In today’s education system, high-stakes testing leaves teachers desperate for classroom materials that are academically rigorous and engaging. For schools that serve students of color, the need is especially acute: standard curricula do not reflect the children’s identities and fail to spark a love of learning. So Teaching for Change transforms the educational landscape, offering professional development training to more than 2,000 DC-area teachers each year – and empowering them to deliver dynamic, challenging lessons that are relevant to students and their communities. Children discover their own heritage while learning about the Civil Rights Movement, Central American literature, DC’s homegrown go-go music, and more. A wealth of online resources and books (including Teaching for Change’s own publications) encourage children and adults alike to re-think the world beyond the headlines and textbooks. Meanwhile, the Tellin’ Stories Project helps schools develop meaningful home-school partnerships and build parent engagement – a proven catalyst for academic achievement. We have the power to shape the future of education: let’s make sure every child is a part of it.