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COFI trains parents to be powerful leaders...


and COFI-trained parents accomplish great things.



The COFI Way builds parent power

Our mission is to strengthen the power and voice of low-income and working families at all levels of civic life—from local institutions and communities to local, state, and federal policy arenas.

COFI has trained and organized thousands of parents in some of the toughest neighborhoods anywhere. These leaders, primarily mothers and grandmothers, are winning improvements in their schools and communities, creating their own organizations and programs, and changing policies on critical issues that affect families.

The work is taking root around the country, attracting national attention to parent-led innovative policy solutions. COFI supports partner organizations to learn and put into action the key organizing steps of the COFI Way.

Welcome to COFI!



Meet the Parents

Rosalva Nava has been working with COFI since 2009.  In addition to being a strong leader in POWER-PAC, she is a Parent Peacemaker and Head Start Ambassador.

Rosalva Nava

"I tell parents- the asset is you. You have the potential to change your way."

Talibah Moore is the mother of 3 children and is a passionate advocate for increasing access to early learning programs, as she has witnessed first hand the difference they made for her children.

Talibah Moore

"Before, I didn't feel like I had voice but now I have a voice."

Rosazlia Grillier

Rosazlia Grillier

"At first I sat back and listened, but I could relate to the other women I met—their challenges and struggles."