COFI Organizing Model Highlighted In New Book

Hot off the press! Today “The Ripple Effect in Action: What 7 Parent Leadership Organizations Learned from Evaluation” was published. COFI is highlighted in a chapter on our Family Focused Organizing model based on a participatory evaluation project led by parents and staff.
If you’d like to learn more about the Family Focused Organizing model, you’re in luck! COFI is holding two upcoming trainings for those interested in using Family Focused Organizing in their own communities.

Coming Up in Two Weeks

Orientation to Family Focused Organizing
2 days- October 22-23, 2019

This participatory session introduces COFI’s Family Focused Organizing model. Participants will meet COFI parent leaders and will gain firsthand experience with the model.

Phase 1: Self, Family & Team Train-the-Trainer/Organizer Program (includes Orientation to Family Focused Organizing)
4 days- October 22-25, 2019

This session is for people who plan to incorporate the Family Focused Organizing model in their own community groups, schools and agencies. This training teaches how to recruit parents, how to use COFI’s training and curriculum for leadership development.

To register for either training or if you have questions, please contact Graciela Suarez at 312-226-5141 or

If you can’t attend but are interested in future trainings or consultation, visit our website or reach out to us.