Reports & Handouts

"The Ripple Effect in Action: What 7 Parent Leadership Initiatives Learned from Participatory Evaluation": This book was co-written by parent leaders, staff from parent leadership organizations, and researchers and shares about what makes parent leadership organizations effective.

Parent Leadership Indicators Project Slide Deck: This slide deck provides an overview of the Project and key findings.

Parent Leader Outcome Survey Pre-Post Results (PDF): This report illustrates civic engagement and personal development outcomes from a pre-post survey administered to 291 parent leaders throughout the U.S., primarily low-income women of color.

★ Parent Leadership Evaluation Concept Paper (PDF): This report offers a rationale for why parent leadership evaluation must take a different approach and offers recommendations for organizations, researchers, and funders.

★ Parent Leadership Evaluation Concept Paper- Executive Summary (PDF)

★ Parent Leadership Indicators Framework - Full Report (PDF): This document lists all of the indicators in a PDF format (updated fall 2017).

★ The Ripple Effect Report: This report shares the original Ripple Effect Theory of Change, reporting on how parent leaders, staff, and public officials view the success of parent leadership organizations (PDF)

★ The Ripple Effect Handout (PDF): This brief document, which can be used as a handout, presents the Ripple Effect Theory of Change.


Ripple Effect in Action Virtual Book Launch: A panel of parent leaders discuss key findings from the book.

Partnering with Families in Education Webinar: Representatives from the Parent Leadership Indicators Project join scholars and practitioners nationwide to discuss family engagement in the wake of COVID-19 and racial reckonings.

Tools & Resources

★ The Ripple Effect Theory of Change Diagram -  English | Spanish (JPG)

★ The Parent Leadership Initiative Self-Assessment Tool

★Parent Leadership Evaluation Interview Questions (Created by and for parent leaders!)

Photo of presenters at IEL conference
The Parent Leadership Evaluation Network presents at the 2019 IEL Family and Community Engagement Conference in Reno, NV.