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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The American Rescue Plan includes funds for Districts to safely reopen schools and to meet the educational needs of students, this funding us called ARP ESSER. States are to submit plans to the ... See more

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Ramadan Mubarak to our community of parent and family leaders who are commencing the celebration of Ramadan over the next month! #Ramadan2021

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How to access the American Rescue Plan with Speaker Nancy Pelosi · MomsRising

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Want to find out how to get the **new benefits available to YOU and your family** due to the recent passage of the American Rescue Act (ARP)? We have you covered! You’ll hear from a very special ... See more

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Othering & Belonging Institute

Excellent conversation on understanding and examining Privilege hosted by the Othering & Belonging Institute

The phrase “check your privilege” has become common in popular discourse over the last decade. But do we really understand what “privilege” means? Join us April 7 for the next livestream in ... See more

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Donna Thompson-Bennett
Donna Thompson-Bennett

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    Elaine Zimmerman

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