Parent Leadership Training


The Parent Leadership Training Institute at Everett Community College
 Improving lives and ensuring a brighter future for all children

An intensive, civic engagement leadership course for parents that has won widespread praise nationally and internationally was launched  by the Washington Family and Community Engagement Trust in partnership with Everett Community College. A group of 22 emerging leaders, representing the diversity of KIng and Snohomish Counties, will graduate on February 4th from the new Parent Leadership Training Institute and implement community projects geared to strengthen the health, safety and achievement of children and youth.

The Parent Leadership Training Institute (PLTI), a program created by the Connecticut Commission on Children and Families, prepares parents to become leading advocates in their communities and schools and work across socio-economic, racial and political lines on behalf of children. Parents learn all aspects of civic engagement, democracy, collaboration, public policy and public speaking as they develop self-confidence, new skills and a community or school project that will benefit schools, communities, children and families. We are proud to implement this model for the first time in out state.

PLTI Graduation

Saturday, February 4th, 11:00 am  at the Washington State Capitol

Partners and guest speakers

We thank our partners, Everett Community College for their support and our growing list of guest speakers/presenters:

- Peter Bloch Garcia,  Latino Community Fund Executive Director

- Dr. Deavid Beyer, President of Everett Community College

- Marko Liias, WA State Senator

- Michelle Ricardson, Family Engagement Liaison, Edmonds School District

- Maria Pena, Chief Diversity and Equity Officer, Everett Community College

- Linda Shaw, Education Lab, Seattle Times Editor

- Richard Emery, Mukilteo Councilman

Community Support for the Parent Leadership Training Institute   

The PLTI brings together professionals and community members to build a network of support and guidance for parent leaders and community projects they are working on.  This group is called the Civic Design Team (CDT).  Welcome to our CDT members:                   

Claire Fraczek, Manager of Learning Initiatives, UW Bothell

Annie Cole, Director of Human Resources, Snohomish County

Laura Baker, Employment Solutions Manager Everett Community College

Maria Peña, EvCC Chief Equity and Diversity Officer

Adie Simmons, Washington Family Engagement Trust President

Dr. Sally Lancaster, Everett Public Schools Assistant Superintendent

Liza Short-Patchen, Snohomish County Human Services Mental Health Liaison

Lindsey Webb, Community Liaison

Deann Anguiano, Assistant Principal of Marysville Pilchuck High School

Dr, Julieta Crosby, Director of Latino Enrollment, Archdiocese of Seattle

Dr. Tanisha Felder, Director of Equity and Family Engagement, Shoreline Public Schools