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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.


Participatory Governance Strategies in Early Childhood Education

Thursday, March 30, 2023

 1pm – 2pm ET

Thank you for joining us for the launch of our 2023 webinar series where we heard from community leaders and champions who are working to center community leadership through participatory governance and decision making strategies within early childhood education. 


Featured speakers:

  • Marisa Fear, Strategies for Children

  • Yolanda Ramos, Together for Kids Coalition

  • Damaris Alvarado-Rodriguez, Children's Playhouse Early Learning Center

  • Moderator: Ronda Alexander, Director of National Partnerships, Vital Village Networks


​NOTA: Hay una línea en español disponible para los participantes que deseen escuchar interpretación en vivo durante el seminario web. 

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