How We Work
PSV is a unique community of support, created for Black families by Black families. A highly collaborative organization, PSV brings together families and students from across private schools to share resources, centralize offerings, and truly build community. It is unlike any other organization.
We believe that a healthy education includes a community where students, parents, and schools are in partnership to ensure all students thrive fully. Together we are working to increase racial literacy, racial socialization, representation and support related research. We work with each group in the following ways:
Through regular socialization, cultural education, and events, PSV addresses the need to belong and feel supported, and in doing so, helps Black and brown students have a greater chance to thrive. Feeling a sense of community in the school setting can positively impact self-esteem, contribute to a healthier outlook, and have lifelong implications.
Learn more about how PSV engages with students.
PSV provides a community of support filled with shared experiences, helpful resources, and regular opportunities for education. PSV supports parents by discussing specific areas of need (e.g. advocating for children, the n-word, parenting tips, and more). PSV works to empower and encourage parents to be partners with their schools to best support students.
Learn more about how PSV engages with parents.
PSV works to introduce the private school experience to prospective families, enhance the experience of Black and brown students currently attending private schools, and share resources and information that is in the interest of supporting our community. Through PSV, more satisfied and engaged families of color feel less marginalized and included in the private school setting. Many private schools become PSV School Partners to help cover the hard and soft costs associated with our work. Learn more about that here.
Learn more about how PSV engages with private schools.
“There is no power for change greater than a community discovering what it cares about." – Margaret J. Wheatley