We encourage you to take a look at COFI and POWER-PAC IL’s publications below!
Ask the Experts
Compelling and inspiring personal stories of parent leaders, who are experts and provide grounded, practical solutions to address real challenges
The COFI Way: Policy & Systems Change
A fresh look at how low-income parents of color are becoming effective, innovative partners in policymaking on the issues that affect their families
Stopping the Debt Spiral
POWER-PAC IL’s Campaña Saliendo de la Pobreza presents research and recommendations to reduce poverty and the debt trap
Why Isn’t Johnny in Preschool?
Groundbreaking report on why participation in preschool is low and what can be done
How We Got Johnny, Jada, and José into Preschool
Early Learning policy briefs on how parents are getting more children into preschool
Parent-to-Parent Guide: Restorative Justice
Background on POWER-PAC’s Elementary Justice Campaign and their work to end “zero-tolerance” policies and bring restorative justice to the schools.
Guía de Padre-a-Padre: Justicia Restaurativa
Una guía de la Campaña de Justicia Elemental de POWER-PAC y su trabajo para poner fin a las pólizas de “cero tolerancia” y llevar la justicia restaurativa a las escuelas.
No Decisions About Us, Without Us
The impact of parent leaders on Early Learning collaborations
IL Solar For All Grassroots Education Report
Background and reflections on using Parent Ambassador model for Illinois Solar for All grassroots education
COFI’s Guide to Parent Engagement in SB100
Strategies for engaging parents in improving school climate, lowering their use of suspensions, and eliminating zero tolerance policies
COFI Replication and Expansion Evaluative Paper
Explores how well the COFI model works with a range of parents and communities to engage parents as leaders in their communities
Executive Summary of COFI Replication and Expansion Success Paper
Results and learnings of COFI’s Expansion and Replication Project from 2014 to 2017