Parent-U-Turn (PUT) is a parent organization that has worked with UCLA researchers and is made up of parents from Lynwood and its surrounding cities. Our organization has an estimated 200 members. Parent-U-Turn consists of parents, grandparents, politicians, activists, advocates, and teachers. The majority of Parent-U-Turn members range in age between 30 and 65, and have no formal degrees but a lot of civic pride. Parent-U-Turn is a multicultural organization with many nationalities and programs for schools that seek to address how parents can best assist their schools in creating a successful learning environment. Our responsibility in the community is in procuring and gathering information on quality schooling. Our organization can best be described as a professional development program for parents. Parent-U-Turn members have a sophisticated understanding of what good teaching and learning should look like in the classroom and have struggled with some of the broader issues of diversity and equity for all students. The key issues for Parent-U-Turn members are improving the educational opportunities of disadvantaged urban students.