On Wednesday, May 18, 2016, the U. S. Department of Education (ED) in partnership with the National Black Child Development Institute (NBCDI) will host a Parent Power Bootcamp at ED’s headquarters in Washington, D.C.  This one-day convening of parents and caregivers is designed to equip participants with information to empower them as advocates for their children’s education.

During the Parent Power Bootcamp participants will discuss topics which include accountability, assessments, standards, Title I, and funding resources.

For more information please contact Georgia S. Thompson, Director of Affiliate Network and Training Institute at  the National Black Child Development Institute at or call 202-640-6550.

Save the Date 

Event:  Parent Power BootCamp

Place: U. S. Department of Education

           400 Maryland Ave S.W.

           Washington D.C. 20202

Date:  May 18, 2016

Time: 9:30 am – 2:30 pm


Published by JaDonnia B.

An education and counseling professional, I focus my expertise on diversity, inclusion and family engagement/empowerment Of particular importance is the partnership between parents and the community schools that serve their children. Highlighting strategies, tips and evidence-based best practices for family engagement, my aim is to alter mindsets, broaden perspectives, foster empathy, and build capacity. Offering 'food for thought' and inviting discussion, I also tell truths rarely explored. A holistic culturally-responsive approach to teaching, learning and engaging others begins with respect. I promote respect and fully integrating curricular diversity in formal learning settings! Collaboration with families is necessary, because parents hold the master key that unlocks doors to child health and wellness, academic achievement, and believe it or not, teacher excellence and stronger school communities.

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