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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.


Activating Community Power: A Conversation with Boston City Councilor Julia Mejia

Thursday, March 14, 2024

1pm ET / 10am PT

What does it look like to harness, activate and build community power through civic engagement? Join us for the launch of our 2024 webinar series with a dynamic conversation with Boston City Councilor Julia Mejia, a long-time community leader and advocate who has worked tirelessly to build community power through civic engagement efforts that increase participation in the political process. In this critical election year across the country, hear more about Councilor Mejia’s journey and her reflections and insights for mobilizing residents and community organizations to make a difference in who holds power and how decisions are made locally and beyond.


Featured Speakers:

  • Councilor Julia Mejia, Boston City Council

  • Moderator: Ronda Alexander, Vital Village Networks 

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