“We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality…whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.”
— Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Introducing: The Kindred Spirit
Kindred is proud to debut our first newsletter, the Kindred Spirit. We chose to launch on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday in honor of his steadfast belief in our inextricable interconnectedness, which is the foundation of Kindred’s mission.
“I discovered that I have a voice.”
Meet Fani Cruz, a parent from Marie Reed Elementary School who participated in Kindred dialogues last year. Fani now facilitates her own dialogue group with fellow parents. Click the link below to hear from Fani about her experience.
Learn about our progress!
Kindred has had a busy season, including expanding to our 4th school site, Amidon-Bowen Elementary School, and supporting a team of 7 parents at Marie Reed Elementary School to run their own dialogue groups. This fall, we also launched dialogue groups at E.L. Haynes Public Charter School and Washington Yu Ying Public Charter School.
We’ve been invited to share our experience on panels and in the media. Most recently, 3 Kindred parents presented their experiences and facilitated a micro-session at the Broad Center’s annual alumni gathering.
Meet team member, Je’Kendria!
Je’Kendria Trahan started with Kindred in September as a full-time parent organizer and facilitator. She leads recruitment for families, building relationships with the school communities, and facilitating parent dialogue groups at our three newest schools. You can find out more about Je’Kendria when you click her bio below.
More About Je’Kendria
Thank you to our supporters!
Kindred is grateful to our many individual and foundation supporters who make it possible for us to reach more families every day. The Kindred Spirit is supported by:
Einhorn Family Charitable Trust
W.K. Kellogg Foundation
The Walton Family Foundation