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November 3, 2022

Embedding Equity-focused Family and Parent Leadership

Thursday, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Pritzker Children’s Initiative is hosting the webinar “Embedding Equity-focused Family and Parent Leadership” with the National Center for Family and Parent Leadership.


What: In the prenatal-to-three space, families who would most benefit from new practices or interventions are seldom genuinely involved in co-creating systemic solutions. In this webinar, presenters will discuss the concept of equity as a central focus of authentic parent collaboration and leadership. To best realize equity-focused practices for family and parent leadership, systems and organizations must set intentional goals for increasing access, removing barriers, and ensuring accountability and community safety.

During the webinar panelists will:

  • Share a framework that has proved useful in the context of local government to develop policy that is equity-focused and responsive to community members’ vulnerabilities and needs;
  • Discuss how accessibility, safety, and utility merge with the National Center for Family and Parent Leadership’s five practices for embedding equity-focused family and parent leadership; and
  • Share examples from parent-leaders who have worked with, and within, bureaucratic environments to create and implement equitable practices for the engagement of family and parent leaders.

When: Thursday, November 3, 1 – 2 p.m.


  • Chandra Jones, Parent Leader & Owner, The Parent Engagement Group, LLC
  • Dr. Francisco J. Villegas, Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership Associate Professor of Sociology, Kalamazoo College
  • Jacob Pinney-Johnson, Parent Leadership Consultant, Early Childhood Investment Corporation & Health Director, Fatherhood Network
  • Natalia Carvalho-Pinto, Director of Equity and Leadership, Early Childhood Investment Corporation

Register online.


November 3, 2022
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm