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Calling All Clergy, People of Faith, and Education Allies to join us in Raleigh!

Join us 8/31/22 at 9am!

Pastors for North Carolina Children (PNCC) is hosting a Prayer Vigil for EDUCATION.

Wednesday, August 31, 2022 9:00am

2 E. Morgan Street, Raleigh, NC 27601 (outside the NC Law and Justice Building where the NC Supreme Court meets)

We invite you to wear “red for ed” and join us! Clergy dress (collar, stole, robe, etc) encouraged. 

This Prayer Vigil is Interfaith and Ecumenical. All who share an interest in ensuring children have what they need to flourish, including a strong public education, are invited to join in. If you are a faith leader in NC and have interest in leading a moment of prayer during this service, contact Pastors for NC Children at 

The event will start with a brief press conference led by our coalition partners, Every Child NC. If possible, please arrive 5-10 minutes early to be in position for the 9am Every Child NC coalition press conference as the Vigil will start immediately afterwards, and we would love to have a strong presence standing behind the press conference speakers for visual support.


We recommend parking in the Wilmington Street deck (117 S. Wilmington Street) or in the pay lot at the corner of Jones and Wilmington Streets (enter from Jones Street). 

August 31, 2022 is the start of the next case for Leandro at the NC Supreme Court for the State’s compliance with the Leandro Plan.

The plan is a court-ordered schedule of funding and policy measures to ensure NC public schools are meeting the state constitution’s minimum standard of a “sound basic education” for every child.

The Leandro case was filed in 1994, and for decades, children around the state have been deprived of the educational resources they are owed. 

We are gathering

    • to lament the loss of support services and learning opportunities that would have otherwise benefitted millions of children – for each of the 28 years since the Leandro case began.
    • to recognize conditions in public schools are worse now than they were when Leandro began in 1994
    • to call on the State Legislature to fulfill its constitutional and moral duties to the children of North Carolina – to give every student what they need to succeed and flourish at school.

This event is Sponsored by Pastors for NC Children as part of the Every Child NC Coalition’s Leandro Week of Action.

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En la ocasión de la audiencia de la Corte Suprema de Carolina del Norte para el PLAN LEANDRO: el plan legislativo de Carolina del Norte para brindar a todos los niños una educación básica sólida.

miércoles, 31 de agosto de 2022

inmediatamente después del evento de prensa de las 9 am de Cada Niño NC








Week of Action Kick-Off

Saturday, August 27th, 10am-12noon on Halifax Mall behind the Legislature and Next to the NC Department of Public Instruction at 301 N. Wilmington Street in downtown Raleigh.

  • Food Trucks
  • Face Painting
  • Rally & Speakers
  • Fun for the WHOLE family!

“All Together: A Documentary Series” in August!

Every Child NC and the award-winning media and justice organization, Narrative Arts, have produced the “All Together” documentary series focused on education equity. Filmed in six counties across the state, the goal of the series is to uplift the work of education advocates and build public support for funding the Leandro Plan. The series provides communities with the opportunity to organize screenings and dialogues. Click on the links below to reserve your slot.

The Untold Story of the North Carolina Constitution
Monday, August 8, 2022 at 7:00 PM | RSVP for Free Tickets

In 1868, a multiracial coalition of North Carolina legislators wrote into our state’s constitution that all citizens have the right to an education — a radical notion at its time. The story of the coalition is largely untold. North Carolina is the only state which outlines public education as a right for all citizens in its constitution. We have never as a state delivered on the promise those representatives made in the constitution. But, the value that all citizens have a right to an education is ours, North Carolinians. And it is ours because of that brave moment in history.

RSVP for free tickets here!

Resolution: Hoke County Speaks Out
Monday, August 15, 2022 at 7:00 PM | RSVP for Free Tickets

Hoke County Schools is one of the five original school districts to file Leandro in 1994. Now, three decades later, Hoke High educator Jackie McLean and other leaders are organizing her county to pass the Leandro resolution. The resolution pressures state lawmakers to release Leandro funds owed to Hoke County Schools and so many more across the state.

RSVP for free tickets here!

Faith Communities and the Fight for Education Equity in NC
Monday, August 22, 2022 at 7:00 PM | RSVP for Free Tickets

What can North Carolina faith leaders tell us about education equity? What does faith call us to do in the fight for education rights for all? In this short documentary, we travel across the state to discuss with faith leaders how education equity is part of our collective justice. We explore how faith impacts both the messages we hear and how we understand them as North Carolina communities work to build an inclusive state. (PNCC is proud to have helped with this video!)

RSVP for free tickets here!

What’s Possible: Winston-Salem Localizes Leandro
Monday, August 29, 2022 at 7:00 PM | RSVP for Free Tickets
In Winston-Salem, community members are leveraging the Leandro case to build grassroots power. Kellie Easton and fellow advocates successfully convinced the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County School System (WSFCS) to invest in a mentor program. The program is changing the way that student groups made most vulnerable are interacting with WSFCS. This short documentary models how North Carolina education advocates can use Leandro to develop more equitable local school budgets.

RSVP for free tickets here!

PNCC is a founding member of the Communities for the Education of Every Child Coalition, and you can learn more about the landmark Leandro case at 

More details area available in the July 2022 Every Child NC Newsletter in both English and Spanish.

PNCC was one of 144 signers on the Amicus Brief coordinated by the Every Child NC Coalition in favor of the Leandro Plan. See the press release and full Amicus Brief here. Every Child NC is a statewide coalition of advocates working to push the Leandro Plan forward. PNCC is a proud founding member of the coalition.

Another Amicus Brief was recently submitted by NC business and civil leaders. We appreciate their support as well! 

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