Whole Child

The Whole Child Initiative is here! Our first year of this initiative is a planning year, and that’s exactly what we’ve been doing! Each week, the Core Team meets to plan our launch, and get to work on the implementation. But what exactly does that mean? The Whole...

Aligning for Change

Last month, 43 individuals from 25 organizations, including parents and community leaders, participated in our first ever two-day retreat, Aligning for Change. This retreat allowed for a refocus on racial equity, prioritizing shared power with Black and brown parents,...

Message from the Director

Dear Friends, Last month was a whirlwind for the Alliance, with so much happening in the network, in our community, and in our country.  It’s hard to know where to begin and how to focus, and we certainly can’t fit it all in these few paragraphs here.  But we can...

Parent Power in Unity

By: Deb Hanmer If the Rochester parents (and caregivers) understand how to organize to create a powerful constituency and leverage that power to change systems, then long-term change can be achieved to end decades of harmful policies and practices and build equity...