Families have the power to transform communities. In coming together, 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 12 We Can Celebrate: We the Family Community
After a year of working together, exploring, sharing, and curating stories, the We the Family community came together to celebrate their accomplishments. Join us to celebrate with our creative partners, Journeyman Ink and spoken word poet Micah Wilson.
Episode 11 We Can Co-Design: Birgit Scott, Literacy Achieves
Co-design is often a term that is shied away from by many organizations. Literacy Achieves, in Dallas, Texas, has mastered the art of inclusion by listening to the needs of their families and incorporating their ideas into the learning process. Birgit Scott shares the organizational perspective of Family Service Learning and why co-design is important to community success.
Episode 10 We Can Create: Elizabeth Salvador and Lucero Ortega
We often perceive that parents stop being involved in their children's education once they hit middle or high school. Learn how these two incredible moms changed that narrative and created Padres Unidos to support high school parents and students.
Padres Unidos became a gathering place for families to offer mutual support and ensure Latinx representation in Richardson ISD.
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.