Learning Institute

Transforming Partnerships in Education: A Learning Institute for Educators and Parents

Join us on a ten-month journey to strengthen your capacity as a parent and/or educator to collaborate with community members and change norms within our schools and K-12 education system.

Through monthly Saturday sessions, you will learn how to build trusting relationships that lead to reciprocal learning and partnership between parents and educators, identify structural inequities within education, embed community assets through shared decision making and leadership, and assess and change the climate, practices, and policies of our schools and institutions using an equity-based approach.

Topics will include creating a shared vision for our children’s education, addressing institutional racism and implicit bias, assessing and creating a culturally responsive school environment, and cultivating authentic engagement between families and educators.


All institute hours are from 9:30am- 2:30pm

October 19, 2019: Creating a Shared Vision for Our Children’s Education   
Educare Early Learning Center, 625 SW 100th St.

November 16, 2019: Institutional Racism and Implicit Bias, Part I
Seola Garden Community Room A&B, 11215 5th Ave SW.

December 14, 2019: Institutional Racism and Implicit Bias, Part II
Seola Garden Community Room A&B, 11215 5th Ave SW.

January 18, 2020: Cultivating Our Collaborative Leadership
Seola Garden Community Room A&B, 11215 5th Ave SW.

February 29, 2020: Assessing and Creating a Culturally Responsive School Environment
Seola Garden Community Room A&B, 11215 5th Ave SW.

March 14, 2020: Cultivating the Genius of Our Students
Seola Garden Community Room A&B, 11215 5th Ave SW.

April 4, 2020: Authentic Engagement Between Families and Educators
Location TBD

May 16, 2020: Acting on Our Vision for the Future
Location TBD

June 6, 2020: Reflecting on and Honoring Our Collaboration (Cohort-2 Graduation)
Location TBD