Council of Great City Schools (CGCS) is a national organization that exclusively represents the needs of urban public schools and its students. It is composed of 68 large city school districts whose special mission is to educate the nation’s most diverse student body to the highest academic standards and prepare them to contribute to our democracy and the global community. The organization promotes the cause of urban schools and advocates for inner-city students through legislations, research, and media relations. The CGCS’s objectives include educating all urban school students to the highest academic standards and leading, governing, and managing our urban public schools in ways that advance the education of our children and inspire the public’s confidence. ENA actively supports and sponsors several events with the CGCS.