Facilitating and leveraging parent leadership is a key equity strategy for Nurture Connection. Parent leadership empowers parents from underrepresented communities to directly speak for themselves and use their lived experience and expertise to guide ERH efforts to help ensure that their needs are met. The FNC leadership is composed of six parent leaders representing a diversity of experiences and cultural traditions, as well as underrepresented communities from across the country.
The parent leaders are part of the movement leadership group. Each parent leader further leads parent pods in their communities to gather guidance and input for all strategic actions. The hope is that this work continues to grow — both in terms of numbers of parents engaged in the FNC and as a model for local efforts seeking to support ERH. The group is facilitated by Bryn Fortune, Coordinator, ERH Family Network Collaborative.