Family engagement, especially during the critical early years, can profoundly impact children’s learning and development, setting them on a path to success in school and life. Yet too often, many parents aren’t authentically engaged in the decision-making process for their children, schools and communities. But in Oakland, California, the Bay Area Parent Leadership Action Network (PLAN), is working to change this narrative, ensuring that all families, regardless of their background, can become leaders and advocates for educational equity. PLAN also works to ensure that families, educators, and community leaders are all equal partners and have a shared responsibility and voice in student learning.
Watch our latest video commissioned by W.K. Kellogg Foundation and produced by Micro-Documentaries
Watch our Big Dreams Video
Every Family has big dreams for their children, beginning with an excellent education. But in cities like Oakland, where half of African American and Latino students don't graduate high school, not every child has access to a high quality education.
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