We encourage you to take a look at COFI and POWER-PAC IL’s publications below!

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We’re Glad You Asked!

A report reflecting COFI’s nearly 30 years of parent-led organizing and gives insights, gathered from parent leaders themselves, into what they think it takes to center their voices in policymaking and advocacy­.

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Ask the Experts

Compelling and inspiring personal stories of parent leaders, who are experts and provide grounded, practical solutions to address real challenges

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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

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Stopping the Debt Spiral

POWER-PAC IL’s Stepping Out of Poverty Campaign 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

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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.

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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

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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

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Executive Summary of COFI Replication and Expansion Success Paper

Results and learnings of COFI’s Expansion and Replication Project from 2014 to 2017