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Engaging parents as partners. Re-shaping children's first experiences in school.
Read more about ParentCorps' model.

ParentCorps' evidence shows that children, with ParentCorps, have a 24% lower risk of reading below grade level in kindergarten.
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Mission

ParentCorps transforms the pre-K experience by helping schools partner with families to build a future where all children thrive.

 

“The most important thing I’ve learned is to take care of myself and ask for help when I need it. It is ok for us to talk about what it’s like to be parents, to be honest about how tough it can be… and to be proud of ourselves for working so hard to give our kids a good life.”

ParentCorps Parent

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“Programs often come in with the lens of expert. Instead, ask:

How do we honor parents’ expertise with their own children and their autonomy to choose what’s best for their families?”

Kai-ama Hamer, Associate Director, ParentCorps

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Commitment to Racial Equity

At all levels of our work, racial equity is our North Star.

In working with families, we aim to correct harmful patterns of outsiders telling people of color how to parent, and to honor families' culture, lived racial experience, and expertise.

 

In working with educators, we aim to bring race and racism into the conversation, and support authentic, culturally responsive relationships with families.

In working with system leaders, we aim to partner on efforts to build a new early education experience that addresses entrenched inequities for Black and brown children.

Lastly, our work is internal. We are committed to engaging in courageous conversations about race and interrogating white supremacy — in ourselves and all spaces we are present. 

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Public Partners

Corpus Christi Independent School District logo
NYC Department of Education logo
Pre-K For All Logo
Starfish Family Services logo
Thrive By Five Detroit logo

Philanthropic Partners

Bezos Family Foundation logo
Morris L Lichtenstein Medical Research Foundation
Overdeck Familiy Foundation logo
Valhalla Foundation logo

Arrow impact

Research Partners

Makerere University logo
Universlty of Texas at Austin Steve Hicks School of Social Work logo

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