The Parent Leadership Training Institute of Alexandria

The Parent Leadership Training Institute of Alexandria Parent Leadership Training Institute of Alexandria, a local nonprofit, seeks to enable parents to become leading advocates for children. Definition of Parent Leadership: For the PLTI, parent leadership means the capacity to interact within civic society with purpose and positive outcomes for children.
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The public is increasingly alienated from governance and democracy skills today. Many people do not know how society functions or how decisions are made within the public policy and budget domains. Yet, most parents are deeply concerned about the impact of school, community and the environment on their children.

Mission: The Parent Leadership Training Institute prepares parents to become leading advocates for children. Parents’ opinions are often unheard. Although parents may lack advocacy skills, their strong motivation and will to change their children’s lives is apparent. The PLTI teaches parents, who wish to improve the lifelong health, safety and learning of children, how to become practiced change agents for the next generation. Parents define the curriculum and participate in its evaluation and outcomes. Family supports, such as child care, are included. Each class of parents mentors the next class, creating a pyramid effect of community caring and developing a coalition of parent leaders.

Operating as usual

Did you know our CLTI graduates like PLTI alumni Claudine Bostick Sangaré's daughter Yahney Marie are continuing to make...
01/13/2020
vpap.org

Did you know our CLTI graduates like PLTI alumni Claudine Bostick Sangaré's daughter Yahney Marie are continuing to make life better in our community?

Here's an opportunity to follow the state legislative process using a bill that was inspired locally by ACPS children & CLTI advocacy.

SB845
Local school boards; mold testing; parental notification. https://www.vpap.org/bills/69697/SB845/

Your Window into Virginia Politics

PLTI Alumni Association presents: A Seat at the Table: The Power of Parent Voices in Local Boards, Commissions and Coali...
11/26/2019

PLTI Alumni Association presents: A Seat at the Table: The Power of Parent Voices in Local Boards, Commissions and Coalitions.

Our parent leaders often say "PLTI gave  me my voice!" This morning, two of our #CLTI students shared one of the many cr...
07/27/2019

Our parent leaders often say "PLTI gave me my voice!" This morning, two of our #CLTI students shared one of the many creative ways they're using their own voices!

Congratulations Yahney & Josette on your marvelous performances with the #ACPS Summer Theater Camp production of Miss Nelson Is Missing! BRAVO!

If you are a Virginia resident, please support CLTI Alumni and Class Speaker, Yahney-Marie Sangare and the Standing for ...
06/28/2019
Petition Mold Remediation in Virginia Schools Policy Proposal

If you are a Virginia resident, please support CLTI Alumni and Class Speaker, Yahney-Marie Sangare and the Standing for Tomorrow Team, by signing the petition at the link below.

Your support for this very important issue is greatly appreciated. To learn more about mold in Alexandria City Public Schools click here:
https://standing4tomorrow.wixsite.com/health

Mold Remediation in Virginia Schools Policy Proposal Standing for tomorrow GWMS Alexandria 23 Comments 127 SignaturesGoal: 10,000 To ACPS School Board and VA Delegates and Senators: I give consent that my signature can be used to support the following policy proposals:Proposed ACPS School Board Poli...

CLTI Alumni and class speaker, Yahney-Marie Sangare, with her Standing For Tomorrow Team exhibiting at Wellray 2019 on M...
06/22/2019
Today' Kids: Mold | Standing for Tomorrow

CLTI Alumni and class speaker, Yahney-Marie Sangare, with her Standing For Tomorrow Team exhibiting at Wellray 2019 on Mount Vernon Avenue from 9am-1pm today! Come out and support!!
#StudentChangeAgents
Learn more about mold in ACPS schools here:
https://standing4tomorrow.wixsite.com/health

Standing for Tomorrow is a group of kids who are advocating for change due to health hazards.

Congratulations to the 1st #PLTI Cohort of Parent Leaders of the Central Ohio Parent Leadership Training Institute!!! We...
05/18/2019
Fourteen graduate from first-ever "Parent Leadership Training Institute" in Columbus

Congratulations to the 1st #PLTI Cohort of Parent Leaders of the Central Ohio Parent Leadership Training Institute!!! Well done and welcome to the national network of civic advocates!! https://myfox28columbus.com/news/local/fourteen-graduate-from-first-ever-parent-leadership-training-institute-in-columbus?fbclid=IwAR1m__VeW_YlTI8FoeAzmhUSsOHhrdgJdkEHdFBf-sJgvAEvxvezBYYro5s

Fourteen parents say their work will continue in their communities, after graduating from the inaugural Central Ohio Parent Leadership Training Institute on Sunday. The 27-year-old program has been launched in 17 other states, but this class of parents marked Ohio's first-ever group of graduates. Th...

Please check your mailbox Justin Wilson Elizabeth Bennett-Parker John T. Chapman Canek Aguirre Mo Seifeldein Amy Jackson...
05/05/2019

Please check your mailbox Justin Wilson Elizabeth Bennett-Parker John T. Chapman Canek Aguirre Mo Seifeldein Amy Jackson Del Pepper

Our #CLTI leaders have something to say about making AlexandriaVA.gov a more racially equitable community!

When we say PLTI is a two-generation strategy, we mean it. Our Children's Leadership Training Institute #RaceEquityAlex Workshop participants learned about racial equity and how it impacts their lives. They decided to advocate by drafting a letter to Alexandria City Council inspired by the one written in 1968 by the Secret Seven.

We look forward to the response from our city leaders.

#Parents4RaceEquity
#ParentWhoLead
#PLTI

When we say PLTI is a two-generation strategy, we mean it. Our Children's Leadership Training Institute #RaceEquityAlex ...
05/05/2019

When we say PLTI is a two-generation strategy, we mean it. Our Children's Leadership Training Institute #RaceEquityAlex Workshop participants learned about racial equity and how it impacts their lives. They decided to advocate by drafting a letter to Alexandria City Council inspired by the one written in 1968 by the Secret Seven.

We look forward to the response from our city leaders.

05/05/2019
PLTI Alumni Association Race Equity Forum

The PLTI Alumni Association of Alexandria, VA is developing a clear vision of racial equity for the City of Alexandria, the Commonwealth of Virginia, and the United States of America, by centering the work of our local civil rights leaders called The Secret Seven, within the four levels of race equity (1) Internal, (2) Interpersonal, (3) Institutional, (4) Structural, shared with us during the 2018 NPLI Racial Equity Think Tank in Rochester, NY.

The PLTI Alumni Race Equity Team created a policy evolution timeline directly linking our current alumni advocacy work to the local and state policies of Indigenous erasure and African enslavement. These policies shaped the City of Alexandria, the Commonwealth of Virginia and the United States of America. This timeline draws a connection between past and present policies impacting our families today, and the future advocacy required from our parent leaders and residents to create a racially equitable community.

Today we invited the community to begin partnering with our parent leaders within the eight Institutional Race Equity Interest Areas - Outlined in the May 14, 1968 Concerned Citizens of Alexandria, Virginia Message to City Council (1) Pedestrian Safety [MOBILITY] (2) Sanitation, Health, and Community Upkeep, (3) Law Enforcement and Police Protection, (4) Recreation, (5) City Employment [WORK], (6) Housing, (7) Communication. PLTI adds (8) Education. We are grateful for the significant policy changes these African American ancestors advocated to create.

For more information about PLTI visit PLTI-ALEX.org
#ParentsWhoLead #Parents4RaceEquity #RaceEquityAlex https://youtu.be/OHdtwKhyUCA

The Parent Leadership Training Institute of Alexandria Alumni Association is developing a clear vision of racial equity for the City of Alexandria, the Commo...

I'm excited about the day ahead. #GRATITUDE
05/04/2019

I'm excited about the day ahead. #GRATITUDE

UPDATE: PLTI Alumni Association of Alexandria, VA is honored and excited to welcome Mr. Nelson E. Greene, Jr. as a featured speaker for the PLTI Alumni Race Equity Forum tomorrow!

Mr. Nelson E. Greene, Jr. is currently the vice president and manager of the Greene Funeral Home. He has worked in teh funeral home his entire life except for the three years he spent in the military. He received his Mortuary Science education from John Tyler Community College in Chester, VA. He has also holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Virginia State University. He served three items on the Alexandria City School Board. He holds a license in Virginia, and courtesy cards in DC and Maryland. He previously served as an adjunct professor in the Mortuary Science program at the University of the District of Columbia. He has served as national president of Epsilon Nu Delta and chapter president. He has served as chairman of the Life Membership committee and District Governor of NFD&MA, on the Scholastic Committee and State President of VMA, as well as Chairman of the Board. He is a founding member of NVDMA. He has attained his lifetime Certified Funeral Service Practitioner designation and is also a member of the American Society of Embalmers. He is a member of Meade Episcopal Church where he currently serves as Junior Warden and Lay Eucharistic Minister. He has served as Junior Warden seven other times, and as Senior Warden three times. He has been a member of Omega Psi Phi since 1974.

Mr. Nelson E. Greene, Jr. is the son of the late Mr. Nelson E. Greene, Sr., an original member of Alexandria's Secret Seven, a local group of civil rights leaders. You may recall recently seeing Mr. Nelson E. Greene, Jr in the ACPS video about the history of the Secret Seven https://vimeo.com/317338021

If you've registered, we look forward to see you at 10am tomorrow morning. Please check your email for location directions.

Unfortunately if you have not registered, we are at capacity for this forum. But this is the beginning of a conversation, not the end. Please check back for more information about what comes next for us.

#Parents4RaceEquity #RaceEquityAlex

Off to sleep. Ready for a wonderful day with the PLTI Alumni Association of Alexandria, VA tomorrow!
05/04/2019

Off to sleep. Ready for a wonderful day with the PLTI Alumni Association of Alexandria, VA tomorrow!

PLTI Alumni Association of Alexandria, VA is excited to welcome featured speaker Ms Fredericka Joseph to our #RaceEquity Forum this Saturday!

Fredericka Joseph is currently serving as the Chair, Board of Directors for the Society of American Indian
Government Indian Employees (SAIGE). Freddie retired
from the Federal government after 32 years. Her
working experience includes the Department of the
Army, working with DoD in Germany and the United
States, Department of Agriculture, Environmental
Protection Agency and the Department of the Interior.

Freddie’s federal career began serving as a Financial
Counselor and eventually the Family Advocacy Program
Manager. She transitioned to Civil Rights where she
served in many different capacities including Director for
the Civil Rights Office at the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
Freddie was then tasked with working with the Youth
Programs where she was instrumental in developing
networks offering native interns to spring and summer
placements. Over the four years she worked with the youth program she saw 43 students pass through
the offices both at the Interior, OPM, and the Department of Agriculture. Freddie volunteered to
develop a plan on the Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey (FEVS) where in three years she was
instrumental in putting together a diverse team who developed a performance element for use in the
Senior Executive Leadership performance measures. She coordinated with twelve Regional offices
offering guidance for the development of their three-year plans. Over the three years the bureau’s
ranking significantly improved by 88%.

Freddie is an enrolled member of the Kaw Nation of Oklahoma. She has a degree in Human Services and
is a Lifetime and Founding Board Member of the Society of American Indian Government Employees
(SAIGE). She has served as the Chair of the SAIGE Board of Directors since January 2014.

If you've registered, we look forward to see you at 10am. Please check your email for location directions.

Unfortunately if you have not registered, we are at capacity for this forum. But this is the beginning of a conversation, not the end. Please check back for more information about what comes next for us.

#Parents4RaceEquity #RaceEquityAlex

We've got a tremendous day ahead! Thanks to the capacity crowd coming to join this courageous conversation!!!!! Check yo...
05/03/2019

We've got a tremendous day ahead! Thanks to the capacity crowd coming to join this courageous conversation!!!!! Check your email for event detail

PLTI Alumni Association of Alexandria, VA is excited to welcome featured speaker Ms Fredericka Joseph to our #RaceEquity Forum this Saturday!

Fredericka Joseph is currently serving as the Chair, Board of Directors for the Society of American Indian
Government Indian Employees (SAIGE). Freddie retired
from the Federal government after 32 years. Her
working experience includes the Department of the
Army, working with DoD in Germany and the United
States, Department of Agriculture, Environmental
Protection Agency and the Department of the Interior.

Freddie’s federal career began serving as a Financial
Counselor and eventually the Family Advocacy Program
Manager. She transitioned to Civil Rights where she
served in many different capacities including Director for
the Civil Rights Office at the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
Freddie was then tasked with working with the Youth
Programs where she was instrumental in developing
networks offering native interns to spring and summer
placements. Over the four years she worked with the youth program she saw 43 students pass through
the offices both at the Interior, OPM, and the Department of Agriculture. Freddie volunteered to
develop a plan on the Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey (FEVS) where in three years she was
instrumental in putting together a diverse team who developed a performance element for use in the
Senior Executive Leadership performance measures. She coordinated with twelve Regional offices
offering guidance for the development of their three-year plans. Over the three years the bureau’s
ranking significantly improved by 88%.

Freddie is an enrolled member of the Kaw Nation of Oklahoma. She has a degree in Human Services and
is a Lifetime and Founding Board Member of the Society of American Indian Government Employees
(SAIGE). She has served as the Chair of the SAIGE Board of Directors since January 2014.

If you've registered, we look forward to see you at 10am. Please check your email for location directions.

Unfortunately if you have not registered, we are at capacity for this forum. But this is the beginning of a conversation, not the end. Please check back for more information about what comes next for us.

#Parents4RaceEquity #RaceEquityAlex

If you don't know Mr. Nelson E. Greene, Jr. you're about to learn tomorrow. We're so excited to hear what he'd like to s...
05/03/2019

If you don't know Mr. Nelson E. Greene, Jr. you're about to learn tomorrow. We're so excited to hear what he'd like to share with our capacity crowd. Thanks Alexandria for the support & enthusiasm! See you (registered) folk tomorrow at 10am!!! Check your email for event details

UPDATE: PLTI Alumni Association of Alexandria, VA is honored and excited to welcome Mr. Nelson E. Greene, Jr. as a featured speaker for the PLTI Alumni Race Equity Forum tomorrow!

Mr. Nelson E. Greene, Jr. is currently the vice president and manager of the Greene Funeral Home. He has worked in teh funeral home his entire life except for the three years he spent in the military. He received his Mortuary Science education from John Tyler Community College in Chester, VA. He has also holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Virginia State University. He served three items on the Alexandria City School Board. He holds a license in Virginia, and courtesy cards in DC and Maryland. He previously served as an adjunct professor in the Mortuary Science program at the University of the District of Columbia. He has served as national president of Epsilon Nu Delta and chapter president. He has served as chairman of the Life Membership committee and District Governor of NFD&MA, on the Scholastic Committee and State President of VMA, as well as Chairman of the Board. He is a founding member of NVDMA. He has attained his lifetime Certified Funeral Service Practitioner designation and is also a member of the American Society of Embalmers. He is a member of Meade Episcopal Church where he currently serves as Junior Warden and Lay Eucharistic Minister. He has served as Junior Warden seven other times, and as Senior Warden three times. He has been a member of Omega Psi Phi since 1974.

Mr. Nelson E. Greene, Jr. is the son of the late Mr. Nelson E. Greene, Sr., an original member of Alexandria's Secret Seven, a local group of civil rights leaders. You may recall recently seeing Mr. Nelson E. Greene, Jr in the ACPS video about the history of the Secret Seven https://vimeo.com/317338021

If you've registered, we look forward to see you at 10am tomorrow morning. Please check your email for location directions.

Unfortunately if you have not registered, we are at capacity for this forum. But this is the beginning of a conversation, not the end. Please check back for more information about what comes next for us.

#Parents4RaceEquity #RaceEquityAlex

Final touches! Excited to see you tomorrow. I mean, that is if you registered. We're at capacity!! Woot! Come through Al...
05/03/2019

Final touches! Excited to see you tomorrow. I mean, that is if you registered. We're at capacity!! Woot! Come through Alexandria!!!

WHAT IS the Kairos Blanket Exercise?
Reconciliation through Education and Understanding

The KAIROS Blanket Exercise program is a unique, participatory history lesson – developed in collaboration with Indigenous Elders, knowledge keepers and educators – that fosters truth, understanding, respect and reconciliation among Indigenous and non-indigenous peoples.

PLTI Alumni Association of Alexandria, VA is honored and excited to host this exercise tomorrow under the capable facilitation of Ms.Prairie Rose Seminole.

Prairie Rose Seminole is a citizen of the Three Affiliated Tribes of ND, descendent of the Sahnish/Arikara, Northern Cheyenne and Lakota Nations. She served on the Fargo Human Relations Commission in Fargo from 2001 to 2010, serving as Chairperson from ‘07-‘10. She has held faculty appointments with the Tri-College NEW Leadership Institute since 2005 and is a trainer with Wellstone Action and VoteRunLead, national organizations that train candidates, campaign workers and activists.

She has been involved with ND state politics since 2006 and leading the ND Native Vote since 2012. Seminole recently concluded a three year term on the Midwest advisory council to the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis and was the former cultural advisor to Sanford Health One Care initiative. Awards and recognition include being named the White Shield ND, Arikara Woman of the Year in 2013, a ND Center for Technology and Business Leading Lady in 2015, Bush Foundation Native Nation Rebuilder in 2015, and a Salzburg Global Fellow in 2016 and 2017.

Currently Prairie Rose Seminole serves as the American Indian Alaska Native Program Director for the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Serving American Indian, Alaska Native communities around the United States as an educator, and advocate, deconstructing colonial systems of oppression.

If you've registered, we look forward to see you at 10am tomorrow morning. Please check your email for location directions.

Unfortunately if you have not registered, we are at capacity for this forum. But this is the beginning of a conversation, not the end. Please check back for more information about what comes next for us.

#Parents4RaceEquity #RaceEquityAlex

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Bagels & Bach Concert – December 1 Do you love classical music, but it is difficult to attend a concert because you have to find a babysitter? Or if you go to a concert, it might be too long and your children will not be able to sit through it. Attend one of the “Bagels and Bach” Concerts on the First Sunday of each month. You will enjoy classical, your children will begin to learn how to appreciate classical music and a light brunch, what better way to enjoy a Sunday morning? Doors open at 11 a.m., concert begins at 11:30 a.m. The Provázek Quartet will be featured at the December 1 concert. Musicians showcased are: Violin - Mia Lunati and Leah Nickelsburg; Viola - Eliza Medearis; and Cello - Kristianson Dillon. Tickets are $9. Children 5 years and under are free. Children must be accompanied by at least one adult. To purchase tickets (alexandriava.gov/webtrac), enter in as guest and click on the program you wish to attend. Tickets are also available at the door. For more information or to request reasonable disability accommodation for any of these programs, contact [email protected] or 703.746.5565, Virginia Relay 711. About the Artists Provázek Quartet The Provázek Quartet is a professional youth string ensemble performing traditional, romantic, classical and modern music in the Washington, DC metropolitan region. Its members are Mia Lunati (violin), Leah Nickelsburg (violin), Eliza Medearis (viola) and Kristian Dillon (cello). The group formed in the Spring of 2015 with a common goal to challenge themselves to play great music. The members share enthusiasm for romantic compositions and fun music, like tangos and adaptations of popular music. The quartet can be found playing and competing against other talented musicians in the greater Washington, DC area. Their professional engagements include weddings, holiday gatherings, celebrations, and regular "Mornings with Mozart" performances at Nook childrens' play centers.