• National Parent Leadership Institute

  • National Parent Leadership Institute

  • National Parent Leadership Institute

Parent Leadership for a healthy democracy.


The National Parent Leadership Institute exists to coordinate and increase the civic skills and impact of diverse parents to improve child and community outcomes as they build caring communities.

Unique Value Proposition

The NPLI represents a pioneer in developing the field of parent leadership and differentiates itself by embracing a cross-race, cross-class, parent-informed and pro-social learning approach to building parents as a constituency for community and recognizing children as the beneficiaries.

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The 2018 National Family and Community Engagement Conference

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“It’s a benefit to the world…if you want to help a community from the outside you cannot do it without working from the inside.”


Mischell Davis, New Orleans Louisiana

Parent Leader, CLTI teacher

“We strive now to create true dialogue with families, listening before we speak, asking before we answer and thinking about the problem – whatever it may be – before we go straight to a solution because the expertise no longer lies within the organization but in cultivating and equipping the parent leaders and advocates already present in our school community.”


New Visions for Public Schools


“The most important skill that I learned from PLTI is that we, I have a responsibility as a parent and as community member to make a difference for the children for where I live.”


Francoise Cham, Miami Florida

Parent Leader, Facilitator