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Parent Leadership Training Institute of Alexandria

aka PLTI

Alexandria, VA


Parent Leadership Training Institute of Alexandria seeks to enable parents to become leading advocates for children.

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Executive Director

Ms. Adrienne Fikes

Main Address

PO Box 26294

Alexandria, VA 22313 USA


parents, leaders, interact, children, citizenship, civic, community





Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Leadership Development (W70)

Citizen Participation (W24)

Parent Teacher Group (B94)

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Help parents become the leaders they would like to be for children and families; Expand the capacity of parents as change agents for children and families; Develop communities of parents within the community that will support one another in skills development and successful parent action for children; Facilitate systems change for parental involvement with increased utilization of parents in policy and process decisions; and Increase parent-child interactions and improve child outcomes through parent involvement.

The PLTI program is a two-generation strategy to bolster parental involvement while promoting the lifelong
health, safety and learning of children. The program integrates child development leadership and democracy
skills into a parent curriculum. Parents attend a 20-week program. The application process is competitive.
Family supports such as child care, meals and transportation are provided. Each class mentors the next class,
creating a pyramid effect of community caring and a developing coalition of parents.

Trained Facilitators--PLTI of Alexandria works with the national PLTI program to train facilitators to lead participants in learning objectives.
Well-Developed, Tested 20 Week Curriculum--PLTI of Alexandria uses the national PLTI curriculum, customized for the Alexandria community, which it has delivered to 8 cohorts of participants
Translators--PLTI has Spanish language translators to support participation in the program for Spanish speakers for whom English is not their first language.

PLTI uses entrance and exit self-assessment tools with participants to measure their growth in the skills taught.
PLTI also continues to monitor the activity of participants after they graduate to observe their community engagement and use of the skills acquired to be an effective advocate for children.

Over the 8 cohorts that have participated in the program, self-assessments have shown increased skills; graduates have demonstrated success in advocacy for children and community engagement; program graduates now serve on the Board of Directors and as mentors for current participants.

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Parent Leadership Training Institute of Alexandria

Fiscal year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

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