Parent Leadership for Healthy Democracy

The National Parent Leadership Institute is a parent-centered, anti-racist organization that partners with parents and communities to equip families with the civic skills, knowledge, and opportunities to be leading advocates for children at home, school, and in the community.

Parent Leaders Leading Positive Change for Children

Improving Education
Whitney Touchton

Hear how Whitney Touchton, a Parent Leader in Florida, partnered with school officials to bring anti-bias training to her district

Fighting Racism

Hear how Yukiyo IIda, a PLTI Parent Leader in Connecticut, Fought Anti-Asian Racism during COVID.

Safe & Healthy, First
Lamont Douglas

Hear why PLTI leader Lamont Douglas and fellow alumni in New Orleans Created a Preparedness Series for parents

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Addressing Inequalities in Education through Policy, Research, and Practice

Join the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study | Harvard University for this Virtual event next week: Addressing Inequalities in Education through Policy, Research, and Practice
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We are in the midst of an education crisis, greatly exacerbated by COVID-19, that is preventing many children from reaching their full potential. These gaps are most acutely felt by Black and brown ... See more

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PLTI Graduates: NPLI and Central Ohio Parent Leadership Training Institute invite you to join us for our first ever National Alumni Retreat February 6th 2-5 PM Eastern. Connect with parent leaders ... See more

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The NPLI team and our PLTI family would like to honor the life and memory of Mr. E. Phillip McKain (a.k.a "Baba") who passed on Friday, January 8, 2020. We remember and celebrate him as a Father, ... See more

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Donna Thompson-Bennett
Donna Thompson-Bennett

Executive Director

    Elaine Zimmerman
    Elaine Zimmerman

    NPLI Chair

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      NPLI Team: Staff & Board

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