Message from the Director

We’re on a mission…to raise the voice and really listen to what 6,000 parents have to say that really matters to their children and families. The pandemic has led to both academic learning loss and traumatic disruption of relationships and routines for students, which...

Message from the Director

Now the Return… School is now officially back in session, and not a moment too soon! Students and families are more than ready to return to some sense of normalcy after 18 months of an unprecedented disruption to routines and relationships, and life in general. We...

Parent Co-Powerment: PECAN on the Move

PECAN has had a phenomenal year and things are just heating up for this group of active and engaged parents. To add to their success, our workshop proposal, Parents ARE the solution: Creating CoPOWERment, has been accepted for the 2021 Cradle to Career Network...

Message from the Director

Finally…summer! School is out, and students, parents and families, colleagues and partners alike have travel on their minds. After 16 months of modified schooling, remote working and limited socializing, we’re all ready to be back together as a community and are...

How to know if you’re an elitist parent leader

By Kearstin Brown-Warren My understanding of an elitist parent in the City of Rochester certainly doesn’t correlate with others’ definitions and opinions. For instance, I assumed that my decision to enroll my children in the Rochester City School District (RCSD) would...