The mission of the African American Parent Advisory Council (AAPAC) is to provide a forum to hear the ideas of the San Francisco Unified School District’s African American parent community, and respond to those ideas by educating and informing parents of district resources, policies, and programs. It is our goal to empower the lives of all African American children and families by providing the knowledge and skills necessary to advocate for a high quality educational experience for our children. The AAPAC works to develop resources that allow parents to more actively support the academic instruction their children receive and engage with educators and administrators in the San Francisco Unified School District. We aim to lift every parent voice and help less engaged parents find their voice through us.  

Greetings African American Families, AAPAC Members and Valued Partners,

Happy first day of the 2017-2018 academic school year!

We hope that you and your families were able to enjoy the Summer break and are as excited as we are to roll up our sleeves and get back to the business of ensuring a high quality academic and social emotional experience for our students within SFUSD.

Since 2013, we have worked hard to LISTEN to the ideas, concerns and experiences our students and families, EDUCATE ourselves and each other on district policies, resources and programs that support student achievement and ADVOCATE for the policy changes, services and the needs of our student and parent communities. While over the past few years we succeeded in many areas, the fact remains that there is still much to do if we truly wish to interrupt the inequitable outcomes for African American and Black students in SFUSD. The success of our children requires all of us to step up, speak out and take our place at the decision making table.  

As we move into the new year, please stay connected with us. We invite your experiences, ideas and partnership.  Based on the feedback shared last year we are currently finalizing our focus and meeting schedule for the 2017-2018 school year and will share it in the coming weeks. Until then, we invite you to save the following dates:


 Historically Black College & University (HBCU) Fair

When: Monday, September 11, 2017

What Time: 4:00PM - 7:30 PM

Where: Mission High School 3750 18th Street SF, CA 94114

Who: This annual event is open to all with a focus on junior and senior high school students. On the spot acceptances are common; students are encouraged to bring their current transcripts and ACT/SAT test scores, if available.

 African American Parent Advisory Council (AAPAC) Meeting

When: Thursday, September 21, 2017

What Time: 5:30PM-8:00PM

Where: Leola Havard Auditorium, 1520 Oakdale Avenue SF, CA 94124

Who: This event is open to all parents, guardians and caregivers of African American students in SFUSD.

Black Family Day

When: Saturday, September 23, 2017

What Time: 9:30AM-3:00PM

Where: Willie L. Brown Middle School, 2055 Silver Avenue SF, CA 94124

Who: This event targets Black families in San Francisco and welcomes the support community based organizations and SFUSD partners.

 For more event information, please email aapac@sfusd.edu.


Reminder: Family participation, regular/on-time attendance, proper nutrition and adequate rest supports students to be happy, healthy and engaged learners. Partner with your school site to receive and or share resources and additional information to ensure academic success for your child.

In Unity,

The African American Parent Advisory Council