For Continuing Families
Our Family Learning Program plants the seeds for long-term and lasting transformation. Those first 12 weeks lay the groundwork for a much longer journey of growth and change. A growing part of our organizational work is providing year-round programming, community building, and opportunities for skill building and action to the hundreds of families in our ever-expanding community.
Each family’s ongoing journey looks different. Some choose to continue deepening the conversations and learning happening within the confines of their own home. Some choose to engage with the institutions they most frequently intersect, like schools and municipalities. Some feel compelled to pay their experience forward by volunteering to support incoming families as they start their We Stories journey. Some activate around a particular issue - such as housing equity, educational equity, access to early childhood education, maternal/fetal health disparities - and support regional change-making efforts.
We Stories not only provides opportunities for engagement, learning, and organizing but also supports our engaged families in continuing the work of anti-racism as they seek new roles, responsibilities and relationships. We embrace a peer-modeling method that focuses on the principles necessary for equitable change, such as practicing followership; embracing a culture of invitation; cultivating a race-conscious mindset; learning in public; advocating for accountability, transparency, and collaboration; and always keeping focus on systems-change.