What we believe

  • Public education is fundamental to the health of our community
  • Public schools provide our best opportunity to break the cycle of poverty and inequities
  • Public engagement, community support, and adequate resources are essential to the success of public education
  • Every single community in Richland County deserves to have quality public schools.

Who we are

Richland County Public Education Partners was founded in 2018 by community members who wanted to ensure that Richland County becomes an educational leader in the state. RCPEP supports and strengthens public education, achievement, and life outcomes for students in Richland County schools. While operating independently from the school districts, RCPEP works closely with the schools and community stakeholders to identify, support and develop innovative initiatives to assist teachers, students, and families.

What we do

RCPEP works through programming and advocacy to primarily to operate in three ways

  • Provide parents and community stakeholders with opportunities for engagement
  • Provide eduction enhancement opportunities for students
  • Provide educators with empowerment opportunities to improve the quality of their work environment.