About Families Empowered

Families Empowered is Texas’ only nonprofit organization dedicated to helping parents choose the schools their children will attend. Current Executive Director Colleen Dippel founded Families Empowered in 2010 to support the escalating number of families searching for a great school for their child. Their mission is to empower families to engage in a marketplace of schools. Families Empowered believes that every child should have access to a high-quality education, regardless of income. We want families to know that when it comes to selecting a school, you have a voice in the choice.

The San Antonio Charter School Waitlist Problem

Families Empowered serves all parents in need of assistance navigating the marketplace of schools. However, the growing demand for seats in high- quality charter schools in San Antonio has created a problem for tens of thousands of families. Unable to serve all the children that are applying for their schools, these public charter

How Families Empowered Helps

  • Families Empowered connects with families looking for school options, creates empowered families and schools by sharing credible information about school choices in and around the cities we serve, and connect families with schools and schools with families.
  • Each year, Families Empowered serves thousands of parents by providing access to tools, resources and events to choose a school for their child.
  • Families Empowered does not advocate for one schooling option over another; they connect parents to all their school options, and introduce schools to families who are actively looking for alternatives.
  • Through the organization’s summer Call Center, Families Empowered builds person-to-person relationships with parents, providing them credible information about school options in their area. Thousands of phone calls have been made to support parents during their search for a high-quality school.
  • Families Empowered brings parents and schools together during the School Connection Fair series. These free events help parents create personal connections with local schools, eager to serve their students. Over 3,200 school and parent connections were made during the 2016 School Connection Fair series.

Contact Us Today

Are you interested in learning more about Families Empowered and the high-performing educational options in San Antonio? Please click the button to the right to contact us and learn more today.