Enrollment Open for Spring 2022 Online Parent Leadership Training Institute – English and Spanish

The Parent Leadership Training Institute (PLTI) is a free, 12 week, 6 hours per week leadership course for parents, guardians, grandparents, community members and anyone working with families. The goal of the PLTI is to increase community engagement in civic matters, public education and youth development. It is held at Everett Community College in the spring and fall of every calendar year, but is currently offered only online during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The PLTI is led by credentialed facilitators who are certified by the National Parent Leadership Institute (NPLI) after completing intensive training. Facilitators are required to:

  • understand civics and the democratic process;
  • have knowledge about state and community policy issues;
  • embrace diversity;
  • understand the need for parent engagement in the community;
  • see parents/guardians/community members as community assets;
  • be inspiring!

They are accompanied by guest presenters such as business leaders, elected officials, service/health providers, school district officials and guided by a Civic Design Team formed by school and community leaders.

The Children’s Leadership Training Institute (CLTI), a free leadership course for children ages 6 – 12, is offered to the children of those enrolled in the PLTI.

PLTI Curriculum

The PLTI curriculum is an in-depth program centered on the belief that democracy is the bridge linking communities, families, diverse cultures and races. The curriculum is broken down into two sessions which paves a path to a greater understanding of our role in the community and the systems that are in place. It is a catalyst for self-reflection, awareness, analysis and transformation. We believe that everyone can be empowered to improve their lives and the lives of others.

Learn more and Sign Up Here!

Universal Health Care Commission to Hold its First Meeting Next Week

On Tuesday, November 30, the Universal Health Care Commission (UHCC) will meet on Zoom. During their first meeting, UHCC members will receive:

  • An orientation to the legislation and commission purpose
  • Open Public Meetings training
  • A review of the draft charter and operating procedures

Meeting details

Tuesday, November 30, 2021
1-3 p.m.
Meet on Zoom (no registration required)

Live captioning may be available: Communication Access Real-time Transcription (CART) services, or live closed captioning, may be available for this event, on demand. To request this accommodation, please submit a request to rachelle.alongi@hca.wa.gov as soon as possible. We will make every effort to accommodate this request but cannot guarantee that a CART writer will be available.

What’s the UHCC?

Washington State seeks to establish a universal health care system for all residents, where people have access to affordable, high-quality health care. Senate Bill 5399 passed during the 2021 legislative session, creating a Universal Health Care Commission to aid in this effort.

View our commission roster.

Can I provide public comment or testimony?

Yes. Your input is a crucial part of the UHCC process. Every commission meeting will have a designated time for public comment. If you would like to let us know in advance you’ll be speaking, please contact us at HCA_UniversalHCC@hca.wa.gov. You can also submit comments in writing at any time.

Where can I get more information?

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