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Families Empowered is a nonprofit organization founded to support the escalating number of families searching for a great school for their child.

We are Texas' only nonprofit dedicated to helping families find a school of their choice. 

Families Empowered offers a full-range of resources and services for members of the media and professionals alike. See below for references, and for media inquiries please contact Rachael Dempsey at


Houston Map

26,250 children were placed on a waitlist for a Harmony, KIPP Houston or YES Prep public school for the 2016/2017 school year.

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San Antonio Map

IDEA, Great Hearts, Harmony and KIPP San Antonio public schools waitlisted 13,111 children for the 2016/2017 school year.

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Press Releases:

More Than 26,000 Houston Kids Stuck on Charter School Waitlists (February 28, 2017)

More Than 13,000 San Antonio Kids Stuck on Charter School Waitlists (January 30, 2017)

32,000 Children Stuck on Public Charter School Waitlists (April 25, 2016)

Families Empowered Announces Common Application Timelines via (November 1, 2016)

Families Empowered Bringing Houston to the Capitol for School Choice Rally (January 21, 2015)


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