Work & Eat

Our Work

While the majority of  CPLAN's work focuses on family engagement and building parent leaders, we also take on projects that helps address some of the barriers and outside influences that negatively impact students and families.

Happy Children

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in Education

CPLAN is committed to amplifying the voices of those often marginalized. This is a series of events for Spanish Speaking families, and teachers of ELL students to share their educational experiences and needs among decision makers with a shared goal of improving the academic and emotional well-being of students. 

 

Having this bi-lingual model allows families to feel comfortable sharing their experiences, concerns and suggestions directly with those in power. 

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The Learning Pod

The learning pod was designed to supplement remote learning efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic. It is a space for parents to share resources amongst each other and engage students and families in activities and event planning in effort to strengthen the community. The learning pod also aims to help families connect with existing community supports and parent-led groups in their community, while providing students with educational and enrichment opportunities.

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Clean Water Access
in Schools

This project aims to ensure access to safe drinking water at school. School districts can proactively replace water blubbers and water fountains with new water filling stations equipped with filters certified to remove lead. Such point of use filters are highly effective at removing lead. These water bottle filling stations and personal water bottles may help reduce the spread of germs and disease. 

School districts now have resources to implement this solution. The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education has posted this guidance on ARP ESSER funds and how they can be used (page 30 specifically includes water filling stations). The deadline for submitting spending request is October 4, 2021. 

Please help us advocate for schools to switch their water blubbers and water fountains with these Bottled Water Filling Stations.

Eyebrow Shaping

Reshaping Community Wellness

CPLAN developed an interactive course which aims to address the specific needs of families of color through partnering with Barbershop and Hair Salon owners and teaching them how to have mental wellness discussions within their business, institution, and greater community. By intervening in these settings, the course seeks to use existing relationships between hairdressers/barbers and their clients to promote the importance of mental wellness, encourage families to care for themselves and build-up community.

Homework Help

Education Equity for Spanish Speaking Families

CPLAN is committed to amplifying the voices of those often marginalized. This is a series of events for Spanish Speaking families, and teachers of ELL students to share their educational experiences and needs among decision makers with a shared goal of improving the academic and emotional well-being of students. 

 

Having this bi-lingual model allows families to feel comfortable sharing their experiences, concerns and suggestions directly with those in power. 

Computer Learning

Racial Equity in Education using a Student Centered Learning Framework

CPLAN seeks to improve the learning experiences provided to Brockton students by partnering with BPS in their alternative high school called The Promise Academy which will be using an anti-racist, student-centered practices, and emphasizing topics of interest to students. It will engage students, parents, and community members using an asset based approach to support the educational experience of students. 

As part of this work, COSEBOC (Coalition of Schools Educating Boys of Color) and EDC (Education Development Center), CPLAN (Collaborative Parent Leadership Action Network) and BIC (Brockton Interfaith Community) will build the capacity of students, parents, and community members to operate as researchers, assessing the effectiveness of these practices and developing evidence-based actions for its improvement.

The research team will use an approach that reflects both equitable evaluation principles and participatory action research.