August 9th, 2016

Parent Power School Going Strong!

Parent Power School – Sat, July 30, 2016

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The July Parent Power School of 2016 was centered on power and authority. Participants learned what advocacy is and how it can be a tool for school improvement. Parents were asked to identify their personal approaches to power and authority, and discuss how personal power styles can be utilized for effective advocacy. Through scenarios and role-playing, parents practiced how to prepare for meetings with community stakeholders and government officials on issues in their school districts. Over 100 people attended the session, which was held at the New York City’s Administration for Child Services and conducted in Spanish and English, with food and childcare provided.

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Click below to download some materials from the training!

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June 18th, 2015

Parent Power School- May 2015

The second Parent Power School of 2015 was held on May 30th, 2015 at Professional Staff Congress in Manhattan. Nearly 60 parent leaders joined us to further learn about great parent engagement models like Academic Parent-Teacher Teams and “Parent Education and Empowerment Partners” or PEEPs created by New Settlement Parent Action Committee in the Bronx. We also learned how to do a power analysis and understand the key players in changing a specific policy in a school. We look forward to seeing you at our next Parent Power School!

In the meanwhile, here are the materials from the training. Please share widely!

Parent Power School May 30th PowerPoint
Parent Power School May 30th PowerPoint SPANISH
Barriers for Family Participation in APTT Meetings
SPANISH_Barriers for Family Participation in APTT Meetings
Participant Handouts English
Participant Handouts in Spanish

March 31st, 2015

Parent Power School- March 2015

The first Parent Power School of 2015 was held on March 7th, 2015 at United Federation of Teachers in Brooklyn. Over 50 parent leaders joined us to learn about the New York City system structure and learn how to advocate for their community.

Here are the materials from the training:
Parent Power School Powerpoint March 2015
Parent Power School Powerpoint en espanol
Basics of 1-1 meetings
Reuniones de 1 a 1

December 20th, 2014

Parent Power School- December 2014

The last Parent Power School of the year focused on the state budget fight and the Campaign for Fiscal Equity. It was held at UFT Brooklyn and about 40 parent leaders attended.
Here are some of the materials from the training:

To continued to be involved on the state budget fight, please visit