Welcome to Democracy Prep Public Schools, a network of open-enrollment, high-performing, "no excuses" public charter schools operating in New York City, Camden, New Jersey, the District of Columbia, and Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The mission of Democracy Prep is to educate responsible citizen-scholars for success in the college of their choice and a life of active citizenship. A simple philosophy guides Democracy Prep staff, scholars and alumni alike: Work Hard. Go to College. Change the World!

Why This Charter School Network Changed Its Paternity Leave Policy

Fast Company – 

After the CEO of a charter school network became a mom, she realized how her parental leave policy was undermining workplace equity.

Democracy At Work

Democracy At Work

TIME Magazine for Kids – 

Democracy Prep scholars are learning firsthand about the responsibilities of citizenship.

Forty Under 40 Q&A: Michelle Thompson Gieg

Forty Under 40 Q&A: Michelle Thompson Gieg

Greater Baton Rouge Business Report – 

Democracy Prep Baton Rouge Executive Director, Michelle Thompson Gieg was named to the 40 under 40 list by Greater Baton Rouge Business Report.

Kids Take A Civics Lesson Out On The Street On Election Day

CBS Philadelphia – 

Students at Freedom Prep donned t-shirts, carried signs and urged drivers on Mount Ephraim Avenue to honk their horns. The hope was that the youthful effort would encourage the adults in the car to vote.

Kinky Boots Welcomes 1,400 High School Students Today

Playbill.com – 

Democracy Prep scholars attend the Nov. 18 matinee of the Tony-winning Broadway hit Kinky Boots at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre. 

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