What are people saying about PLTI and NPLI?

“PLTI has allowed me to grow as a parent, visionary leader, and a community resident, it allowed me to interact with other residents in the community that I would never have interaction with, it gave me a voice that was often times hidden"

Taritha David-Hill, Providence Rhode Island

Parent Leader

"Anyone who says that they’re committed to helping families and uplifting our communitites should sponsor PLTI and bring it to our towns."  

Alycia Williams, Stockton California

Parent Leader

"I’ve been able to use what I’ve learned and positively impact my community."  

Alycia Williams, Stockton California

Parent Leader

"The beauty of the program is that it sees what’s already there and builds on it…. PLTI sees that parents by the sheer definition of the word, are leaders."  

Ryea' O'Neill , Casper Wyoming

Parent Leader

"You have to have passion but they [PLTI] show you how to direct it so that you have passion with purpose."  

Ryea' O'Neill, Casper Wyoming

Parent Leader

"PLTI taught me to reflect, take in what the other person is saying, and use that as common ground… learning to find common ground in that argument and move forward together to possibly satisfy both ends of that conversation, that was a huge learning skill for me in PLTI."  

Ryea' O'Neill, Casper Wyoming

Parent Leader

"You’re [legislators] always looking for the voice of the community…. PLTI is bringing that voice to them."  

Cynthia Okazaki, Hawaii

Site Coordinator

"Every individual is a change agent we just don’t know it.  PLTI provides that confidence and skill."  

Isabel Escobar, Providence Rhode Island

Past Site Coordinator

"PLTI is probably one of the most important investments of your time to make, to make a difference, not only for you children if you have…. And for the children of where you live at."  

Francoise Cham, Miami Florida

Parent Leader, Facilitator

"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

"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

"It [PLTI] provides a platform for a stronger constituency who’s involved who can help rally around your [Legislator] cause and push forward your agenda and your initiatives that you’re trying to move forward as you’re operating in office.  It basically builds a coalition of support around you."  

Jennilynne Coley, Denver Colorado

Parent Leader

"It will be the most challenging, most rewarding, and most life changing twenty weeks you’ll ever experience."  

Jennilynne Coley, Denver Colorado

Parent Leader

"It takes a village to raise a child, we are that community and we have to come together period....the first day of class, it changes everything, you’re able to really see why you’re here."  

Lenesha Anderson, Vallejo California

Parent Leader

"PLTI literally supported, empowered, and provided me tools and resources to be able to get up and go out there and actually speak up speak out and go into action for our community for children’s and families."  

Lenesha Anderson, Vallejo California

Parent Leader

"What I love about PLTI, It’s not just a class, it’s a family.  You literally inherit a family…. A family of people like minded love kids love people all different walks of life all different experience I think I coined PLTI as a foundation of resilience."  

Jini Figueroa, Rochester New York

Parent Leader

“The partnership with PLTI and subsequent implementation of the course within New Visions has shifted the conversation around parent engagement, true parent engagement, within the schools and for the organization at large.”  

New Visions for Public Schools

School

“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

School

“PLTI has imbued the organization with a real sense of trust for parents and an unyielding confidence in their ability to problem solve.  It has cast a light on a room full of possibilities.”

New Visions for Public Schools

School