Parent Leader Spotlight: Idalia Rios

The Parent Leader Network (PLN) provides a space for parents in EC-LINC communities to collaborate with and support each other, represent the parent perspective, and advocate for parent voice and leadership in early childhood systems. 

Idalia Rios, a PLN Steering Committee member, is a community organizer in Santa Ana, California, and has been fighting alongside other leaders on several issues impacting families in her community, including rent control. Recently, Idalia was featured in the Women of Color on the Front Lines, a series produced by Shelterforce and Community Change to highlight women of color transforming communities across the US. In the post, Idalia shares her advocacy journey, things she accomplished with parent leaders, and lessons learned while community organizing.

Please read the post and watch the video on Shelterforce’s website by clicking here.