Developing Leadership – Building Relationships One Person at a Time…

IT’S ALL ABOUT RELATIONSHIPS — that has been the defining lesson for me throughout the past year.   I’ve been putting much of my energy into helping to develop Parents for Change groups — you can learn more about this work on our website.  This work is a partnership of Voices for Vermont’s Children & Vermont Interfaith Action and is part of the Winooski-Burlington Partnership for Change.  We have followed a tried and true grassroots community-organizing approach and have both received training and provided training based on the PICO model.  It has been a tremendous year of learning.   It’s been incredible to work with parents, family members, youth and recent high school graduates from many different countries and economic backgrounds.  Our leadership and organizing efforts focus on bringing together folks who have felt marginalized or disconnected from our schools.  I’m excited that we are making progress…

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