Sacramento Parent Leadership Training Institute


You are never “Just a Parent"!​​     Apply N​ow!​      Apli​que Hoy!​

The Parent Leadership Training Institute (PLTI) is an initiative designed to help you build yourself into the advocate you've always dreamed of being!

Sacramento PLTI offers this FREE training to 20-25 parents or caregivers who want to make a difference in their community.  Participants will learn the skills and receive the tools to make changes to improve the lives of children, families and communities. Participation will include a retreat, 20 workshops and support to complete a community project that is important to you. 

Participants are supported in making this commitment with:

  • Free on-site childcare
  • Free on-site meals for your whole family
  • Transportation assistance (gas cards) as needed

If you'd like to apply, but are in need of other supports, please contact Martha Lopez, Sacramento PLTI Site Coordinator, at or (916) 538-9487 to discuss.

Participation is limited.  Why wait? Apply To​day!

After submitting your application, someone from the Sacramento PLTI team will contact you to learn more about you and answer any questions you have. 

Videos of PLTI in other communities:​​

What kind of CHANGES have parents made from PLTI: 

  • Initiative to Re-Implement Uniform Policy at Elementary School
  • Increase the nutritional value of school lunches and educate children on healthy lifestyles
  • Created a place for immigrant women to receive counseling and orientation for domestic violence
  • Increased parent involvement in their children's education and eventually raise educational achievement for the community
  • Reading for the Future: A Challenge for Parents to read to their children at least 15 minutes daily 

​And So Much More!


Contact: Martha Lopez, PLTI Site Coordinator, at or
(916) 538-9487.

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PLTI is a family civics initiative created by the Connecticut Commission on Children – now known as the CWCSEO – and made possible in Sacramento with support by:​

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​      ​Lead 4 Tomorrow Logo​​​

​Important Dates​​

Deadline to Apply: Thursday, November 10th 4:00 p.m.

Retreat: Saturday, January 7, 2023 9:00-5:00 p.m.

Location: TBD

20 Workshop Sessions: Beginning January 11th, Wednesdays from 5:00-8:30 p.m.

Location/s: TBD

Dinner: 5:00-5:30 p.m.

What You Will Learn:

Creating a Caring Community

Week 1: Thriving with Diversity

Week 2: How Change Happens 

Week 3: Parents as Change Agents

Week 4: Investigating a Problem and Working Toward a Solution

Week 5: The Power of Language

Week 6: How the Community Works

Week 7: How Local Systems Work

Week 8: Networks

Week 9: The Power of the Media

Week 10: Using Your Voice

Week 11: Life Cycle of Family Functions

Week 12: Social and Economic Forces Impacting Children

Week 13: What is Public Policy?

Week 14: How State Government Works

Week 15: How City Government Works

Week 16: Understanding the Law?

Week 17: Budgets

Week 18: Evaluation, Outcomes, and Accountability

Week 19: Unexpected Alliances

Week 20: Putting it all Together​​