What do we do?

CARES (Community Advocates Restoring Educational Standards) helps students and families in the Binghamton school district and beyond make positive change through community-based organizing and advocacy. We hold meetings twice a month at the Community Center at 85 Walnut Street in Binghamton.

 our values at cares




  • We support parental empowerment that advocates for the equitable education of all children.

  • We support the use of restorative justice practices and the reduction of suspensions and expulsions.

  • We facilitate parent engagement with schools by introducing parents to school practices, norms and policies through our workshops and our work as parent advocates.