Webinar: Making Way for Families–Reflections from Literacy Partners in Durham County, North Carolina
Parents are their children’s first teacher and are instrumental in supporting their child’s holistic development and academic success. Literacy partners in Durham County are collaborating in innovative ways to support parents and caregivers as decision makers, advocates and community leaders.
Join us for a webinar to learn more about what’s happening in Durham County in a webinar presented during the national Grade-Level Reading (GLR) Week from July 26-30.
Making Way for Families: Reflections from Literacy Partners in Durham County, North CarolinaTuesday, July 27, 202112:00-1:00 PM
Four literacy partners participating in Durham’s Campaign for Grade-Level Reading will highlight how parent leadership and engagement are key in creating narrative change, driving equitable processes, and creating impactful programs. Speakers will highlight the successes and challenges of this work through various county-wide processes and literacy programs in Durham including book boxes, a summer library and distribution program, and parent engagement and leadership in the county’s Early Childhood Action Planning process. Parent leaders will also share their experiences.
- Caitlyn Bergmann, Book Bank Manager, Book Harvest
- Cate Elander, Early Childhood Coordinator, Durham County Cooperative Extension
- Karlene Fyffe Phillips, Manager, Family Literacy and Community Services, Durham County Library
- Katie Starr, Program Coordinator of Community Initiatives, Durham’s Partnership for Children
- Moderator: Lisa Finaldi, Community Engagement Leader, NC Early Childhood Foundation