UPLAN’s message is getting out there in 2018! Organizations across the country are asking UPLAN parent leaders to their share expertise on parent leadership. In January, UPLAN parent leader and Governing Council member Julia Sosa from the Parent Institute for Quality Education (PIQE), Donna Thompson-Bennett Co-Director of the National Parent Leadership Institute (NPLI), and UPLAN National Organizer Erin Moore shared
The U.S. Departments of Education and Homeland Security have a joint policy to not conduct immigration enforcement activities at “sensitive locations” including schools, school bus stops, health care facilities, places of worship, religious or civil ceremonies, and public demonstrations. UPLAN parent leaders, in several meetings with US Department of Education top officials, shared parents’ fears and the barriers to engaging
UPLAN’s 2017 national gathering was a success! 111 representatives convened in Albuquerque, New Mexico from 25 UPLAN member groups and several partner organizations including Every Child Matters, the National Association of Family, School, and Community Engagement (NAFSCE), and Partners for Each and Every Child. The gathering was an incredible opportunity for parent leaders to engage with their peers from
This year Parent Voices, a founding UPLAN member organization, celebrates 20 years of “Action for the Love of Our Children.” Parent leaders with Parent Voices have led the efforts to expand accessibility and affordability of childcare in California, along with other programs that help low-income families survive and thrive! Congratulations to all the parent leaders, staff, and supporters of Parent
UPLAN member group Parent Institute for Quality Education (PIQE), as part of Communities for Los Angeles Student Success (CLASS), helped create a parent engagement toolkit for L.A. schools. Check it out here!
“By empowering families to shape systems—as decision-makers, advocates, partners and providers—outcomes improve for both families and systems.” This new report, “Ripples of Transformation: Families Leading Change in Early Childhood Systems,” provides strategies and resources for early childhood providers to better engage parents as leaders and decision makers. It features stories and ideas from some of UPLAN’s member organizations, so be