Councils play a significant role in our efforts to advocate for high-quality early learning environments. Utilizing their perspectives and in some cases professional expertise, Trying Together’s Council members help us approach early learning policy challenges in thoughtful ways that engage policymakers in activities and dialogue that effect positive change. Use your voice for all young children, their families, and our community and join one of our Councils today!


Executive Leadership Council

The Executive Leadership Council is a council of over 150 executive leaders in business, civic, education, law enforcement, and even national security sectors across the commonwealth.

Trying Together works with our partners at Pre-K for PA, Start Strong PA, and Childhood Begins at Home to coordinate communications and events for Leadership Council members to network and stay up to date with the campaign. In Southwestern PA, we hold quarterly conference calls to provide updates on the campaigns and Harrisburg, and notice of upcoming events.

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Grandparent Council

The Grandparent Council helps to ensure all young children are receiving high-quality care and education. Members gather at monthly meetings held in various locations to:

      • learn more about the importance of an early childhood education;
      • receive guidance and support in identifying high-quality early learning environments; and
      • learn how to advocate for the well-being of all children in our communities.

A conference call option is also available to participate in the monthly meetings. To sign-on support and learn more, interested grandparents can:

      • register on the form below:

      • print, fill-out, and mail this form (PDF) to:

ATTN: Grandparent Council
5604 Solway Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15217

      • or print, complete, scan, and e-mail this form (PDF) to:

For questions contact Lindsey Ramsey, Public Policy Regional Coordinator by calling 412.567.4173 or e-mailing her at Share this flyer and form with your network.