This winter, STST's School Readiness work group utilized the
National League of Cities
building block framework to identify the need for greater parent engagement in the younger grades. To address this need, STST is partnering with
. Portland Empowered champions student and parent voice with a specific focus on engaging those who have historically been under-represented. In the coming months, Portland Empowered and Starting Strong partners plan to train a new cohort of parent leaders specifically focused on early childhood topics. This work will include shared space cafes discussing relevant topics faced for parents with young children.