Piney Branch NAACP Parents’ Council


Welcome to the Piney Branch NAACP Parents’ Council!  Please join our listserv to stay up to date on upcoming meetings and other information:


The Parents’ Council is here to help you advocate for your child with their teachers, and Piney Branch administrators, as well as being a place to share information, brainstorm and collaborate with other parents on action items for the school year.  Join us! 


Please feel free to contact Piney Branch’s NAACP Parents’ Council Representative Lauren Cooper Van Tol at with any issues that may arise, or fill out this handy google form, which can be done anonymously: 


NAACP Parents’ Council


Who are we?

Formation of the Parents’ Council of the National Association for the Advancement

of Colored People (NAACP) came about as an outgrowth of ideas put forth during the 1995 and

1996 NAACP Youth Summits. The Parents’ Council is one of the vehicles created to empower

African American and other minority parents to take a more pro-active role in the education of their children. The Council is made up of parents, guardians and grandparents of minority children enrolled in the Montgomery County Public School System (MCPS) and residents who may not have children in school but who share the goal of equal education for all children, particularly minority children. We are partners with MCPS.


What is Our Purpose?

The Purpose of the Parents’ Council is to provide a forum through which interested citizens may offer assistance, guidance and support to African American parents and students of Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) to pursue the highest quality education possible through encouragement, information sharing, positive motivation, critical evaluation and advocacy.


How are we organized?

The Parents’ Council is comprised of representatives from each school in Montgomery County. Selected by their principal and/or PTA’s, these parent representatives work together within the county’s schools for the purpose of training other parents to be advocates for their children, sharing information, and resolving problems that impact the education of children. Any interested person may attend the monthly meetings. The Council meets monthly throughout the year to share information that parents can use to enhance their child’s chances of academic success, and provide training to parent representatives.


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