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Calling All Parents: Solano Parent Leadership Training Institute (PLTI) Seeks Parent for FREE Leadership Development
The Parent Leadership Training Institute (PLTI)
trains, inspires, and empowers parents and youth to become effective advocates for children. Solano PLTI is a family civic leadership initiative created to improve the lifelong health, safety, and learning of all children and youth by developing leadership skills to make change - in schools, community, local and state level politics - join PLTI! Sign-ups are happening now for the 20 week trainings that will take place one night a week beginning in January (meals and childcare provided). For more information or to apply to the program, click here.

First 5 Solano Featured in Grantmakers for Effective Organizations (GEO) October Newsletter
In 1997 a group of philanthropic leaders saw the need for a space where grantmakers could come together to share knowledge and best practices, and inspire their colleagues to act. That group is now GEO. What started out as a small gathering has grown into a movement connecting grantmakers dissatisfied with the status quo for practical conversations about the best ways to support nonprofits to achieve better results. GEO featured First 5 Solano as its featured member story for the month of October, check it out! To learn more about GEO, visit their website.

Video Annual Report to the Community

First 5 Solano is pleased to release its Video Annual Report to the Community (ARC). The goal of the video ARC contains basic information about First 5 Solano and highlights services of community partners. The video ARC also contains funding information for FY2012/13, the first year of the current 3-year funding cycle. The video ARC includes interviews with First 5 Solano Grantees, parents and providers of First 5 Solano funded services, First 5 staff and the Commission Chair. For more information about First 5 Solano funded services or programs in the annual report, please contact us at 707.784.1332 Annual Report Video To view the video with Spanish subtitles, click here.

Help Me Grow Solano "One Call. That's All"
Help Me Grow Solano is a collaborative partnership of all First 5 Solano funded programs and other community partners serving children and families from birth through age 5 in Solano County.  Help Me Grow Solano provides a central point of access for services, healthcare provider outreach, community outreach, data collection, and outcomes. It's often difficult and time consuming for parents to search for programs to address the unique needs of their children. Help Me Grow Solano is the simple solution that connects babies, young children, and their families to program and services throughout Solano County. Help Me Grow does not provide direct services, but their goal is to assist families in getting connected to the services that they need.