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 across the country, learn about key issues, and create plans to advance policies that will benefit children and families. The event included 16 workshops on a variety of topics related to policy, leadership development, and parent-led campaigns. It also included sessions on the three primary areas of UPLAN’s policy agenda – promoting real parent engagement, increasing access to early care and education, and protecting immigrant families. Additionally, UPLAN elected a Parent Governing Council and core members’ team for 2018. Many thanks to all who made this event possible – it was truly a collective effort!