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Kindred Spirit Vol. 6 – Spring 2019

Kindred Spirit Vol. 6 – Spring 2019

“When you have a conflict, that means that there are truths that have to be addressed on each side of the conflict…And to resolve that, you have to get people on both sides of the conflict involved so that they can dialogue.”  – Dolores Huerta

Kindred Parents Share their Experiences with Policymakers

“I realized that educational equity is something that the school and other families need my help with.”

– Brittni Settles, E.L. Haynes Parent

Several Kindred parents testified before the DC Council this month and others met with Chancellor Ferebee to share their thoughts about what it will take to move the needle on educational equity in DC.  Listen to parent leader, Brittni Settles, a parent of a 4th grader at E.L. Haynes, share her thoughts about the work the E.L. Haynes community has begun.

Welcome, Tubman!

We are thrilled to welcome Tubman Elementary School, and our first staff group, to the Kindred network! Over the past two months, 10 staff members have met in dialogue to discuss the barriers to educational opportunity that they themselves have experienced and those they observe their students experiencing. A parent group met separately, and now the two groups have joined to form an equity committee at the school.

“Being part of Kindred has helped me foster stronger relationships with my colleagues. We have been able to get to know each other more deeply and consider different perspectives. As we continue to connect with the parent group, I hope we can develop meaningful relationships among staff and parents that will lead to a real sense of community at Tubman. As a community, I hope we can collectively address areas that have hindered our students achievement.”                                                              — Fatima Mohammed, teacher, Tubman

“Tubman is a school with diverse students and families with different needs. We are determined to help all students succeed and believe parents and staff have to work together, across racial and socioeconomic differences, toward this goal in order to find success. We are excited that our partnership with Kindred is helping us realize this vision.”                                                                                                                                              — Amanda Delabar, principal, Tubman

Join our team!

Kindred is seeking experienced candidates in the fields of communications, facilitation and organizing, coaching, management and business development. If you would like to join a fast-paced, vibrant, diverse and inclusive team, please send your CV and a cover letter describing why you are passionate about Kindred’s work to info@kindredcommunities.org.

Help us grow!

As Kindred grows, we would love to share our impact with more people. Please help us get to 400 followers on Twitter and Facebook by clicking the icons above.

Kindred plans to grow to 12 schools next year, and we need your support to help make that happen! Please consider sponsoring a dialogue group!

  • Childcare for one session is $80
  • Food for one session is $120
  • One parent’s participation costs for 10 dialogue sessions is $500

Thank you for your consideration!

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Partner Opportunities

Join PAVE’s Parent Policy Summit to add your vote to the issues PAVE will promote this year!

Saturday, June 1

9 am- 1 pm

KIPP DC College Prep (1405 Brentwood Parkway NE)

Location: Sousa Middle School, 3650 Ely Pl SE

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