PLEN – Parent Leadership Evaluative Network
Denver, Colorado
June 12th – 13th, 2018










The Metropolitan Center for Equity and Research on the Transformation of Schools at New York University, “in partnership with the field, the Policy, Research, and Evaluation Team at Metro Center has created a draft indicator framework for evaluators and organizations to use to measure the impact of parent leadership initiatives (PLIs) on families and communities. The framework will be finalized in Fall 2017. Their framework is based on a Theory of Change for parent leadership that members of our team created in collaboration with parent leaders, staff, researchers, and evaluators. ¬†

As part of this work, Metro Center wanted to ensure that PLIs have the capacity to use the framework to evaluate their work. It will be useful to share and seek ideas from peer organizations. Thus, the inaugural cohort of a Parent Leadership Evaluative Network was formed, which will consist of 5-7 PLIs. Network members will have access at no cost in the following coaching calls, webinars, in-person trainings in evaluation and access to survey tools.

The first of two trainings was attended by NPLI Co-Directors Patti Keckeisen and Donna Thompson-Bennett as well as Operations Manager, Carolyn Lee-Davis.