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!
I have the opportunity to be heard because I am standing with a national network of parents who are fighting, just as I am, for the well-being of our children. – Zully Rodriguez
“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
A study from the Annenberg Institute for School Reform describes how parent leadership initiatives create a positive and powerful “Ripple Effect.”
This article by Linda Meric originally appeared in the Huffington Post: “Low-income moms know the truth of how policies fail, and their knowledge is critical to change them. Low-income moms have lots of ideas about how to make better policy.”