Families have the power to transform communities. In coming together, our families can challenge unjust systems and create solutions for overcoming education and economic barriers. The NCFL Family Service Learning program walks families through a six-step process to ensuring success and sustainability with change in their community. Hear from powerful families leading the way towards justice in education, health care, government, and more.
If you want to support or participate in a Family Service Learning project in your community, email us at FSL@familieslearning.org.
Episode 9 We Can Protect: Isabel Martinez
Climate change can feel like a pretty overwhelming issue to tackle. Being environmentally conscious brings to mind Teslas, solar panels, and expensive items—for those who can afford them. Learn how this mom is protecting the environment without all the expensive trends and starting right at home with her children.
Episode 8 We Believe in Equity: Marlene Gutierrez
Organizing and advocacy in communities can lead to changes and bring forth solutions for disenfranchised community members. Marlene reflects on her own experience, finding her power and shares how it contributed to the health and economic stability of millions in Washington, DC.
Episode 7 We Can Lead: Nelly Limon
Nothing about us without us. In this episode, Nelly shares with us the importance of leading a local organization and how leadership skills create communities of solutions and leaders.
Episode 6 We Care: Patricia Hernandez and Floriberta Ramerez
All learning starts at home. In this episode, Patricia and Floriberta share their learning journey as students and as mothers; they explore how their leadership skills focused not only on personal growth but also on protecting and caring for their community.
Episode 5 We Can…Together: Sharon Darling and Dr. Felicia Cumings Smith
What is Family Service Learning? How does it fit in with educational achievement? How will Family Service Learning continue through new leadership? This episode expands on the creation of Family Service Learning by the founder of National Center for Families Learning and how the new president will continue this tradition of co-design and cohesive community solutions.
Episode 4 We Can Relate : Tawny Hobbs and Alicia Henson
A community should be inclusive of everyone in it—including those with and without “traditional” living spaces. Tawny and Alicia reflect on how the relationships built with the homeless community allowed them to reflect on the similarities and experiences each one of us have.