Black Family Development, based in Detroit, implements programming to improve outcomes for children and communities. Learn how they do this through a racial equity lens.
We talk with program implementers in both the United States and New Zealand who are building culturally and linguistically responsive programming. Learn how they’re succeeding.
Blog Posts (9)
A LENA staff member shares his story of growing up gay in an unwelcoming school environment, and how he wants things to keep getting better.
In recognition of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, we’re highlighting two LENA Start programs in Hawaiʻi that are doing amazing work around cultural responsivenss.
The American Rescue Plan Act acknowledges an “acute, immediate child care crisis.” Women in early childhood education deserve dignity and prosperity.
Two of our partners share their thoughts on the importance of Black History Month and how they integrate their personal beliefs into their professional work.
In New York City, LENA Start classes empowered Spanish- and Arabic-speaking families to value their native languages and maintain them across generations.
In New Zealand, LENA is a tool to empower whānau (families) to connect to culture and each other.
Pedro Mendez, birth to three program administrator at Denver Public Library, explains how his team prioritizes and responds to the needs of families in a culturally appropriate way.
Universities that use LENA are putting research into action, producing valuable data, and creating hands-on learning opportunities for students and faculty.
Family engagement specialist Kai-ama Hamer shares strategies for involving parents in community and school-based programs.