Melvette Hill is a parent, civic leader and social justice warrior. She has over 20 years of experience engaging families in communities through her various roles in corporate, government and non-profit organizations. Her areas of expertise include community and civic engagement, leadership development, public policy and communications. Melvette works with the National Parent Leadership Institute on policy, partnerships, and communication strategies. She also consults Connecticut and other states on the roles of parent leaders in the two generational approach to family economic success and systems change. She leads the Parent Leadership Training Institute (PLTI) in Connecticut, a family civics initiative of the Commission on Women, Children, Seniors, Equity and Opportunity (CWCSEO).
As a Harlem native, later relocating to Connecticut after marrying, she grew up in a diverse, culturally and ethnically rich city that was equally as segregated. Her early experiences shaped her future views and continue to fuel her passion and commitment for racial equity, social change and civic engagement. Melvette lives in Connecticut and is the mother of four young adults.