Parent Leadership for Healthy Democracy

The National Parent Leadership Institute is a parent-centered, anti-racist organization that partners with parents and communities to equip families with the civic skills, knowledge, and opportunities to be leading advocates for children at home, school, and in the community.

Parent Leaders Leading Positive Change for Children

Improving Education

Whitney Touchton

Hear how Whitney Touchton, a Parent Leader in Florida, partnered with school officials to bring anti-bias training to her district

Fighting Racism

Hear how Yukiyo IIda, a PLTI Parent Leader in Connecticut, Fought Anti-Asian Racism during COVID.

Safe & Healthy, First
Lamont Douglas

Hear why PLTI leader Lamont Douglas and fellow alumni in New Orleans Created a Preparedness Series for parents

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Join us for our final Parent Policy Table discussion in our Dear Mr. President series!
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NPLI is celebrating the youth readers in our PLTI family on Read Across America Day. Show us your young readers in the comments below and let's give Josiah Hill pictured below some ... See more

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Little Free Library

For Read Across America Day, NPLI would like to join the NEA Today in celebrating a nation of diverse readers and the authors that are amplifying voices that need to be heard. What books are you ... See more

Happy #ReadAcrossAmerica Day! Let’s read books together to help kids discover their own voices and learn from the voices of others. Find out how you can celebrate and get NEA Today's 2020/2021 Read ... See more

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National Parent Leadership Institute

Registration is still open for our final session in our Dear President Biden series!

Join us for our third and final session in our Parent Policy Table: Dear Mr. President series. Join us as we create an open letter to President Biden on the issue Parent Leaders from across the ... See more

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Donna Thompson-Bennett
Donna Thompson-Bennett

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    Elaine Zimmerman

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