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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. 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.

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August 29, 2022The Parent Leadership Training Institute of AlexandriaFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASETHE PARENT LEADERSHIP INSTITUT...
08/30/2022

August 29, 2022

The Parent Leadership Training Institute of Alexandria
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
THE PARENT LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE (PLTI) OF ALEXANDRIA ANNOUNCES OUR ALUMNI RACIAL JUSTICE FELLOWS

The PLTI of Alexandria Board of Directors is pleased to announce ten parent leaders selected today as our PLTI of Alexandria Alumni Racial Justice Fellows:

Angelia Hill - Youth Community Meetings
Bill Campbell -Drivers Licenses
Bill Cleveland - Recognize Overcome Racism Training
Jenny Gutierrez - Employee Nonpayment Claims
Jennifer Murphy - Bail Fund
Salma Ahamed - We Are Series
Sonnja Bennette-Brown - Divert Youth from VADOC
Victoria & Zania Morgan - Home Ownership Education
Zion Abebe - We Are Series
Zohreh Khoshnamak - Science Club Racism Survey

Our board is delighted to announce that a former Children’s Leadership Training Institute participant is also listed as an honorable mention for working in partnership with her mother! These amazing parent leader alumni fellows will help plan and facilitate the Alexandria People’s Assembly on Saturday November 5, 2022. — PLEASE SAVE THE DATE!

Thanks to the generous support of the Horning Foundation, Black Women’s Roundtable Virginia, and Meyer Foundation, the alumni fellows will each receive a mini grant of $2000 to support their alumni advocacy and community building work combating anti-Black racism and advancing racial justice in Alexandria.

Registration opens for the Alexandria People’s Assembly, hosted by PLTI of Alexandria in October. Come join your neighbors as we continue to build on what our community started during the PLTI Alumni Race Equity Forum in 2019.

PLTI is working to promote racial justice through proximity, and people power. In 2018, the PLTI Alumni Association Race Equity Team created a policy evolution timeline that centers the work, and stands on the shoulders of Alexandria’s civil rights leaders drawing a connection between past and present policies impacting Alexandria families. This timeline also outlines the future advocacy required from our parent leaders and residents to create a racially equitable city. In May, 2019, the PLTI Alumni Association Race Equity Team hosted a sold out race equity forum. Sponsored by NPLI, the City of Alexandria, and ACT for Alexandria, 75 attendees engaged in a day of coalition building with city officials, ACPS staff, and community members.

Forum participants reviewed and provided feedback on the policy evolution timeline and also heard from PLTI alumni and experts in the field of race equity. This program included the KAIROS Blanket Exercise, facilitated by the American Indian Alaska Native Program Director for the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America on behalf of Natives in Philathropy’s Truth and Healing Movement work. The forum hosted Virginia Indigenous and Black history speakers Fredericka Joseph, Chair for the Society of American Indian Government Employee (SAIGE), and the late Nelson E. Greene, Jr., the son of Nelson Greene, one of Alexandria’s Civil Rights Leaders, known as the Concerned Citizens Network. We were also treated to additional local history remarks from Linwood Campbell, and the late James E. Henson, Sr.

Participants were asked the primary PLTI question "If you were to do one thing to create more racial justice in Alexandria, what would it be?" Participants self-selected into breakout groups that blended PLTI’s participant-led community projects into the eight areas of concern listed in the May 1968 Concerned Citizens Network letter written to the Alexandria City Council. The eight areas of racial injustice included housing, city employment, law enforcement and police protection, health and community upkeep, recreation, communication - and education. PLTI Alumni facilitated the forum and led breakout session conversations where participants began identifying possible solutions and collaborations.

There were 2 follow up assemblies prior to the COVID-19 shutdown, including a session dedicated to training alumni and residents to serve on city boards and commissions. The core 20-week class and the upcoming people’s assembly demonstrate how resident-led community building, organizing and engagement makes the City’s All Alexandria Resolution possible.

# # #
FURTHER INFORMATION:
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.plti-alex.org

Hello PLTI Alumni in Alexandria and across the world! If you missed the Q&A session, please email coordinator@plti-alex....
07/26/2022

Hello PLTI Alumni in Alexandria and across the world!

If you missed the Q&A session, please email [email protected] to receive access to the on demand recording. The deadline to apply is Monday August 15, 2022 at 11:59p ET. Check your email inbox for links and details

Hello PLTI Alumni!Please read your [Apply Now] PLTI Alexandria Alumni Racial Justice Fellowship email for details and li...
07/20/2022

Hello PLTI Alumni!
Please read your [Apply Now] PLTI Alexandria Alumni Racial Justice Fellowship email for details and links

PLTI Alumni have you heard the news?We have three big announcements about PLTI of Alexandria to share with you! Please j...
01/21/2022

PLTI Alumni have you heard the news?

We have three big announcements about PLTI of Alexandria to share with you! Please join your fellow graduates for an Alumni Reconnection Meet-Up on:

TOMORROW - Saturday 22 January from 11am - Noon, or
Friday 28 January from 6:30pm - 7:30pm, or
Sunday 6 February 2:30pm - 3:30pm

Out of an abundance of caution, and to give alumni who may have moved from Alexandria an opportunity to be with us, we will meet on Zoom. Register online at https://bit.ly/PLTIMeetUp

We can't wait to see your smiling faces!

PRESS RELEASETuesday, November 23, 2021Contact: Eliza Engle, Board Chair Email: Chair@plti-alex.orgParent Leadership Tra...
11/24/2021

PRESS RELEASE
Tuesday, November 23, 2021
Contact: Eliza Engle, Board Chair
Email: [email protected]
Parent Leadership Training Institute - Alexandria



Parent Leadership Training Institute of Alexandria Wins $250,000 in Support From the Horning Family Foundation - Racial Justice Initiative

(Alexandria, VA) -- Parent Leadership Training Institute of Alexandria (PLTI) has been selected to receive the Horning Family Foundation -- Racial Justice Initiative grant (RJI). RJI is a competitive multi-year social justice initiative intended to support an ecosystem of black-led organizing and advocacy which promotes the efforts, sustainability and long-term health of organizations and people. They believe “that over the long term, healthy organizations, and healthy people have more success in winning campaigns and changing systems.”

The award will provide $50,000/yr of general operating support over five years and reinforce PLTI Alexandria’s efforts to recruit cohort 12 for the 20-week civic advocacy and leadership program, enhance the alumni network, and implement the People’s Assembly -- a community led framework created during the 2019 PLTI Alumni Association Racial Equity Forum.

The $2.5 million RJI was launched this year by the Horning Family Foundation in response to the disproportionate impact of Covid-19 on Black and other communities of color, recent instances of police violence, and calls from activists and social change makers requesting philanthropic organizations invest funding and resources to support the racial justice movement.

The Horning Family Foundation has a rich and long standing philanthropic legacy in Washington, DC and the surrounding region-- through partnering with organizations and community-led efforts the organization supports individual and institutional changes that build power, transform systems, and achieve racial justice and equity.

Out of 121 applicants, PLTI won this inaugural award alongside 10 other 2021-2025 awardees which include Black Girl Tribe, Black Swan Academy, Collective Action for Safe Spaces, Brookland Manor Brentwood Manors Resident Association, Grassroots DC, Harriet’s Wildest Dreams, Life After Release, Offender Aid and Restoration of Arlington County, PG Changemakers, and Who Speaks for Me.

For more information on PLTI Alexandria please visit www.plti-alex.org or contact Eliza Engle [email protected].

They Say I'm Your TeacherLucy Massie Phenix and Catherine MurphyUSA, 2019, 9 minutesThey Say I'm Your Teacher is a docum...
10/16/2021
They Say I'm Your Teacher

They Say I'm Your Teacher
Lucy Massie Phenix and Catherine Murphy
USA, 2019, 9 minutes

They Say I'm Your Teacher is a documentary short about the Citizen Education Schools. In the dawn of the Civil Rights Movement, Bernice Robinson, a beautician from South Carolina, become the first teacher in the Citizen Education Schools teaching African American adults to read to pass voter registration requirements in the South.

Created from the 16mm archives of the groundbreaking 1985 film, You Got to Move, the film was produced by The Literacy Project.

https://youtu.be/GXawbr4D30o

Lucy Massie Phenix and Catherine Murphy • USA, 2019, 9 minutes They Say I’m Your Teacher is a documentary short about the Citizen Educati...

Congratulations Sabine!One year Ms Suzette taught the children to sing CLTI!CLTI!We have learned leadership in CLTIThe l...
02/24/2021
T.C. Student Selected for U.S. Senate Youth Program

Congratulations Sabine!

One year Ms Suzette taught the children to sing
CLTI!
CLTI!
We have learned leadership in CLTI

The legacy of PLTI Alexandria's civic advocacy and leadership skills training continues to shine bright in our alumni and families because our program deeply respects the capability of even our youngest participants!

Sabine Mead earns $10,000 scholarship, invited to first-ever virtual Washington Week

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  students shared one of the many creativ...
07/27/2019

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

Congratulations Yahney & Josette on your marvelous performances with the 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...

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

Congratulations to the 1st 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 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 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.



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

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

The PLTI Alumni Association of Alexandria, VA is developing a clear vision of racial equity for the City of Alexandria, ...
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
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.
05/04/2019

I'm excited about the day ahead.

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!

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

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

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!!!

Excited for tomorrow. I hope you're already registered because we're at capacity!
05/03/2019

Excited for tomorrow. I hope you're already registered because we're at capacity!

WHAT IS the Kairos Blanket Exercise?Reconciliation through Education and Understanding The KAIROS Blanket Exercise progr...
05/03/2019

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.

UPDATE: PLTI Alumni Association of Alexandria, VA is honored and excited to welcome Mr. Nelson E. Greene, Jr. as a featu...
05/03/2019

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.

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An exciting announcement from The Parent Leadership Training Institute of Alexandria! PLTI has officially announced their Alumni Racial Justice Fellows to host the Alexandria People’s Assembly. Congratulations to this year's fellows! Learn more about PLTI here: http://ow.ly/zO7W50KCf81
August 29, 2022

The Parent Leadership Training Institute of Alexandria
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
THE PARENT LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE (PLTI) OF ALEXANDRIA ANNOUNCES OUR ALUMNI RACIAL JUSTICE FELLOWS

The PLTI of Alexandria Board of Directors is pleased to announce ten parent leaders selected today as our PLTI of Alexandria Alumni Racial Justice Fellows:

Angelia Hill - Youth Community Meetings
Bill Campbell -Drivers Licenses
Bill Cleveland - Recognize Overcome Racism Training
Jenny Gutierrez - Employee Nonpayment Claims
Jennifer Murphy - Bail Fund
Salma Ahamed - We Are Series
Sonnja Bennette-Brown - Divert Youth from VADOC
Victoria & Zania Morgan - Home Ownership Education
Zion Abebe - We Are Series
Zohreh Khoshnamak - Science Club Racism Survey

Our board is delighted to announce that a former Children’s Leadership Training Institute participant is also listed as an honorable mention for working in partnership with her mother! These amazing parent leader alumni fellows will help plan and facilitate the Alexandria People’s Assembly on Saturday November 5, 2022. — PLEASE SAVE THE DATE!

Thanks to the generous support of the Horning Foundation, Black Women’s Roundtable Virginia, and Meyer Foundation, the alumni fellows will each receive a mini grant of $2000 to support their alumni advocacy and community building work combating anti-Black racism and advancing racial justice in Alexandria.

Registration opens for the Alexandria People’s Assembly, hosted by PLTI of Alexandria in October. Come join your neighbors as we continue to build on what our community started during the PLTI Alumni Race Equity Forum in 2019.

PLTI is working to promote racial justice through proximity, and people power. In 2018, the PLTI Alumni Association Race Equity Team created a policy evolution timeline that centers the work, and stands on the shoulders of Alexandria’s civil rights leaders drawing a connection between past and present policies impacting Alexandria families. This timeline also outlines the future advocacy required from our parent leaders and residents to create a racially equitable city. In May, 2019, the PLTI Alumni Association Race Equity Team hosted a sold out race equity forum. Sponsored by NPLI, the City of Alexandria, and ACT for Alexandria, 75 attendees engaged in a day of coalition building with city officials, ACPS staff, and community members.

Forum participants reviewed and provided feedback on the policy evolution timeline and also heard from PLTI alumni and experts in the field of race equity. This program included the KAIROS Blanket Exercise, facilitated by the American Indian Alaska Native Program Director for the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America on behalf of Natives in Philathropy’s Truth and Healing Movement work. The forum hosted Virginia Indigenous and Black history speakers Fredericka Joseph, Chair for the Society of American Indian Government Employee (SAIGE), and the late Nelson E. Greene, Jr., the son of Nelson Greene, one of Alexandria’s Civil Rights Leaders, known as the Concerned Citizens Network. We were also treated to additional local history remarks from Linwood Campbell, and the late James E. Henson, Sr.

Participants were asked the primary PLTI question "If you were to do one thing to create more racial justice in Alexandria, what would it be?" Participants self-selected into breakout groups that blended PLTI’s participant-led community projects into the eight areas of concern listed in the May 1968 Concerned Citizens Network letter written to the Alexandria City Council. The eight areas of racial injustice included housing, city employment, law enforcement and police protection, health and community upkeep, recreation, communication - and education. PLTI Alumni facilitated the forum and led breakout session conversations where participants began identifying possible solutions and collaborations.

There were 2 follow up assemblies prior to the COVID-19 shutdown, including a session dedicated to training alumni and residents to serve on city boards and commissions. The core 20-week class and the upcoming people’s assembly demonstrate how resident-led community building, organizing and engagement makes the City’s All Alexandria Resolution possible.

# # #
FURTHER INFORMATION:
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.plti-alex.org
Hello PLTI Alumni!

Please read your [Apply Now] PLTI Alexandria Alumni Racial Justice Fellowship! email for details and links
The Parent Leadership Training Institute of Alexandriaa has been awarded a $250,000 grant by the Horning Family Foundation as part of the foundation’s Racial Justice Initiative (RJI). PLTI is slated to receive $50,000 a year over a five-year period beginning in 2022.

PLTI’s Mission Statement says their purpose is to “enable parents to become leading advocates for their children. Parents’ opinions are often unheard. They may lack advocacy skills, but not the motivation or will to change their children’s lives. PLTI teaches parents to become practiced change agents for the next generation.”
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Parent Leadership Training Institute of Alexandria Wins $250,000 From the Horning Family Foundation Racial Justice Initiative grant

PRESS RELEASE
Tuesday, November 23, 2021
Contact: Eliza Engle, Board Chair
Email: [email protected]
Parent Leadership Training Institute of Alexandria

Parent Leadership Training Institute of Alexandria Wins $250,000 From the Horning Family Foundation

(Alexandria, VA) -- Parent Leadership Training Institute of Alexandria (PLTI) has been selected to receive the Horning Family Foundation -- Racial Justice Initiative grant (RJI). RJI is a competitive multi-year social justice initiative intended to support an ecosystem of black-led organizing and advocacy which promotes the efforts, sustainability and long-term health of organizations and people. They believe “that over the long term, healthy organizations, and healthy people have more success in winning campaigns and changing systems.”

The award will provide $50,000/yr of general operating support over five years and reinforce PLTI Alexandria’s efforts to recruit Cohort 12 for the 20-week civic advocacy and leadership program, enhance the alumni network, and implement the People’s Assembly -- a community led framework created during the 2019 PLTI Alumni Association Racial Equity Forum.

The $2.5 million RJI was launched this year by the Horning Family Foundation in response to the disproportionate impact of Covid-19 on Black and other communities of color, recent instances of police violence, and calls from activists and social change makers requesting philanthropic organizations invest funding and resources to support the racial justice movement.

Out of 121 applicants, PLTI won this inaugural award alongside 10 other 2021-2025 awardees which include Black Girl Tribe, Black Swan Academy, Collective Action for Safe Spaces, Brookland Manor Brentwood Manors Resident Association, Grassroots DC, Harriet’s Wildest Dreams, Life After Release, Offender Aid and Restoration of Arlington County, PG Changemakers, and Who Speaks for Me.

For more information on PLTI Alexandria please visit www.plti-alex.org or contact Eliza Engle [email protected]
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There is still time to register for The Parent Policy Table: Voting and the 2020 Election on September 17, 2020 at 4pm PT / 7pm ET. Please register in advance here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUrdeihrD4qG9cJP-JQT-gHH5SRG6a81Cq5🙋🏻‍♀️
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.
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