Meet The Parents
Parents give life to COFI’s mission
At COFI, parents don’t all fit into one mold.
The vast majority of COFI-trained parents are Black and Brown mothers and grandmothers living in challenged communities. Some are raising young children, while others are proud parents of teenagers and adults. Many are grandmothers raising their grandchildren. A few don’t have kids of their own, but play active roles in the lives of nieces, nephews, stepchildren, and other relatives. There are single parents and foster parents. Many are immigrants who moved to the US recently, while others have been in the country for decades or longer.
Being a parent can mean many different things, but what all of them possess in common is a deep love for their families – and the fortitude to fight tooth and nail for not only their own, but for all of those who are too often left on the sidelines.