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...

PECAN Parent Spotlight: Leslie Knox

Leslie Knox strives to be the change she wants to see in the world and a role model with integrity for her family. She has 15 years of experience in community outreach and social service through mental health, guardianship, addiction and education advocacy. She has a...

Message from the Director

Friends, Imagine that you were in a deep sleep, for weeks, or even a month’s long sleep. Fifteen months, in fact, of deep sleep. But your sleep was troubled, filled with trauma, disruptions, confusion and uncertainty. Imagine being keenly aware of this disturbance and...