VIRTUAL LEARNING LAB ARCHIVE

Creating Pathways for Community Leadership

Thursday, November 19, 2020

 3pm – 4pm ET / 12pm – 1pm PT

Harnessing community strengths and assets -- such as existing parent and community leaders -- are critical to building local capacity and scaling up innovative solutions. This session highlights local models for creating sustainable leadership pathways for parents, caregivers, and community stakeholders to not only participate, but also design and implement systems change efforts. Speakers will highlight unsung leadership stories and examples of parent-led efforts to address pressing and emerging community challenges, from improving access to health promoting resources to mitigating natural disasters and COVID-19.

Featured speakers include:​​

  • Allentza Michel, Founder, Powerful Pathways

  • Regina Elmi, Executive Director, Supporting Partnerships in Education and Beyond; Parent Leader, Family Leadership Design Collaborative

  • Ann Ishimaru, Associate Professor of Education, University of Washington; Co-principal investigator, Family Leadership Design Collaborative;

  • Moderator: Ronda Alexander, Director of Operations, Vital Village Network at Boston Medical Center

Simultaneous Spanish interpretation services will be available  / La interpretación simultánea en español estará disponible.

VIRTUAL LEARNING LAB ARCHIVE

Sustaining Family-Led Innovations for Equitable COVID-Recovery

Thursday, June 24, 2021

 3pm – 4pm ET / 12pm – 1pm PT

During the COVID-19 pandemic, parents, caregivers, and other local leaders have pioneered and launched innovative community-based efforts to respond to family and community needs. From neighborhood mutual aid funds, healthy housing and food access resource networks, to advocacy for equitable resources, racial justice, and investment in communities of color most impacted by COVID, these local innovations have pointed to new solutions and structures of collective community care that can ensure the dignity and voice of all children of color and their families for the long term. This session will highlight examples of these innovative family-led efforts and explore what is needed to sustain these solutions for COVID-19 recovery and beyond. Simultaneous Spanish language interpretation will be available.

Featured speakers include:​​

  • Jametta Lilly, Chief Executive Officer, Detroit Parent Network

  • Rosazlia Grillier, Board Member & Co-President of Emeritus, Community Organizing and Family Issues (COFI)

  • Liliana Olayo, Co-President, Community Organizing and Family Issues/POWER-PAC Illinois (COFI)

  • Moderator: Ronda Alexander, Director of Operations, Vital Village Network at Boston Medical Center

Simultaneous Spanish interpretation services will be available  / La interpretación simultánea en español estará disponible.