About us

Supporting Partnerships in Education & Beyond (SPEB, formerly Somali Parents Education Board) was founded in 2014 by a group of Somali mothers coming together to advocate on behalf of their and other immigrant families in the education system. Over the last 8 years, we have grown to support other communities of color facing similar issues by advocating for change in their schools, districts, Washington State, and nationwide. We now serve immigrant families and Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) communities in King, Pierce, and Thurston Counties.


To transform systemic inequities in education by engaging families, educators, and community partners in systems change work on a local, state, and national level.


To create an education process that benefits all children through a culturally sustaining and equitable lens.