Bay Area Parent Leadership Action Network (PLAN) a not-for-profit organization, works to empower parents to transform schools so that every child can receive an excellent education.
7700 Edgewater Drive, Suite 130
Oakland, CA 94621 USA
Parents, Students, Children, Bay Area, Oakland, Education, Equity
Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (B01)
Community Coalitions (S21)
Civil Rights, Advocacy for Specific Groups (R20)
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PLAN to LEAD
More than 150 parents and staff
from more than 50 schools, school-based, and parent-based organizations have
graduated from this 8-month parent leadership training program since 2005. PLAN
to LEAD graduates have since trained thousands of parent leaders in their own
schools and communities. A 2010 focus group study
with PLAN to LEAD participants reported: " PLAN is adept and excellent at
teaching concrete organizational and leadership skills, producing parent
leaders that motivate and increase the number of parents getting involved in
their children’s schools...[resulting in] increased representation on school
site councils and school committees, as well as on district-based parent committees."
One participant said: “Now I am not so afraid to talk to the teacher. I was
afraid of the teacher. But now they taught us how to communicate more with the
teachers...and I do it.”
Parents Ready for School
Parents Ready for School is a culturally responsive parenting education
program that strengthens parents’ skills and confidence to be partners in their
children’s education. Since 2008, PLAN has trained more than 500 low-income parents
of young children to be more knowledgeable about their rights, roles and
responsibilities in their children’s education and to advocate to promote their
children’s academic success. Parents Ready for School is offered in partnership
with schools, early childhood and community agencies serving families in 6
two-hour workshops. Evaluation results indicate that parents who participated
in the training increased their understanding of the value their participation
in their children’s education, gained specific skills and knowledge to help
them participate effectively and increased their commitment to participate in
Oakland Families LEAD
LEAD: The goal of PLAN’s parent organizing campaign to improve
public education through increased parent leadership and engagement at all
levels of Oakland
parents whose children attend low-performing schools meet every other week to
share information, build leadership skills and plan actions. They build
a supportive network of peers and learn about the educational system and how parent
organizing can make a difference.
2011, PLAN leaders won the adoption of meaningful family engagement policies in
OUSD’s 5-year strategic plan. This win was followed up by another in June 2012,
when OUSD adopted district-wide Family Engagement Standards that were proposed
and created by PLAN leaders.
LEAP -- Leaders for Engaged and Active Parents
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Bay Area Parent Leadership Action Network
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The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.
as of 6/7/2016
Gavidia Social Enterprises
Term: Mar 2014 - Feb 2016
Oakland Unified School District
Term: Aug 2012 - July 2014
City of Oakland Head Start
Public Advocates, Inc.
Host, El Poder de Saber
Telemundo 48 KSTS-TV
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