About Us

The Salem/Keizer Coalition for Equality values equity, education and empowerment. We believe parents are the key to their children’s educational success.

Mission and Values

What we believe, and what our vision is for parents as first teachers and advocates.

Board of Directors

Meet our Board of Directors, the wonderful volunteers who oversee our efforts and direction.


Meet our dedicated staff and see who’s working on which programs.


Read about our History, how we began and how we’ve changed over the years.

Collective Power Through Collaboration

When the legislature, school board, or commission passes or adopts a bill, who writes the rules? Every bill passed at the legislature goes into committee for Rules writing. It is one of the many places that diverse voices are needed. We contribute to these committees at the state level and work with other organizations invested in education excellence whose priority is education equity. SKCE is a member of:

  • Oregon Partners for Education Justice, a statewide alliance of invested organizations and community members funded and staffed by Foundations for a Better Oregon. Members include APANO, Stand for Children, Black Parent Initiative, Latino Network, Coalition for Communities of Color, Adelante Mujeres, Children’s Institute, REAP, NAYA, and many more.
  • Alianza Poder, an alliance of Latino/a/x led organizations in the Willamette Valley that includes Mano a Mano Family Center, Latinos Unidos Siempre (LUS), Capaces Leadership Institute, PCUN, Mujeres Luchadores Progresistas, Causa, El Centro de Servicios Para Campesinos (CSPC) and Farmworkers Housing Development Corporation (FHDC).

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