PARENTII — Building on a multi-year relationship, Knowledge Designs to Change has become a participant in a learning agreement between Dr. Paige Bray and the University of Hartford’s Parent Inquiry Initiative, Parentii, and the Kettering Foundation. Parentii is a collaborative inquiry project that seeks to learn about and develop parent leadership, voice, and agency to influence community change that benefits children and families in Connecticut. This exciting partnership continues to deepen my understanding and practice of knowledge construction in civic networks for change.
CPEN — Knowledge Designs to Change has entered into partnership with the Community Partnership Exchange Network (CPEN.) CPEN is a grassroots-led collaboration that activates change within the Newhallville neighborhood of New Haven, Connecticut. CPEN was formed by Doreen Abubakar to work with residents and leaders to gain access, resources, and community building skills. KD2Change is partnering to identify and develop knowledge tools and capacity that can contribute to this community leadership and change strategy.