Creating Virtual Safe & Brave Space

Creating Virtual Safe & Brave Space NPLI’s Director of Quality Patti Keckeisen and Policy, Partnerships & Communications Consultant Melvette Hill present at the Equity Symposium, Jan 9-10, 2021.   Started by community leaders and educators from across the state, the Equity Symposium is presented by EquityCT, the organization that sprang from the first Equity Symposium. The focus […]

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New 2021

New. We enter this new year, 2021, with renewed hope and great expectations. We believe in and strive for the NEW.  New opportunities for parent leadership in democracy as we reimagine and consider new solutions for issues concerning our families, our communities and our country. Solutions happen in community. Solutions start with us. Continue to read […]

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Parent Voice on Equity – In Reopening Schools

In collaboration with the undersigned organizations representing over a million families across the country, we as Parent Leader, are raining our collectice voice for healthy, equitable, and quality education options for our children in this upcoming school year. Read the complete document in:

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Spring 2020

2020 Takes a Turn. It’s June! The time of year for transitions and celebrations – celebrating Fathers, Juneteenth, the graduations of students at all educational levels, the change of season and countless other things. A time when parents, young adults and children are leading in their homes, communities and beyond. Continue to read the latest […]

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Moving From Peaceful Protest to Public Policy

There are no human words that can fully express what we are experiencing right now.  The language of our spirits emotes a different response than mere words can represent.  Our emotions are shifting from moment to moment as things unfold; as we see what we see and hear what we hear.We grieve, we hurt, we […]

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Parents as Partners

Benita and Jen co-presented at Big Bang 2019, with Jen’s son Francis, on the Parent Leadership Training Institute, and the importance of family voice in education.

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Winter 2020

Remembering. As we transition into March, we remember last month’s national celebration of people of the African diaspora, making contributions to this country and this democracy.  This month, we pause to celebrate women leading in democracy, who are often not credited. We pause to honor all those who have pushed forward for equal access to opportunity […]

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