Amanda Frye, who was our very capable work-study administrative assistant when she was an MIT undergrad, just posted a comment to our Changemakers entry. She spent several years in Teach For America. Thank you, Amanda!
I was involved with PARENTS FORUM about eight years ago, and I still use the communication skills I learned when working with the organization. Although not yet a parent myself, the workshops really helped me when dealing with my family, which can be difficult at times even as an adult because my parents are divorced. The organization is led by people who really care about families, and I think that they are poised to make a real difference in many communities. I would definitely continue going to workshops if I still lived in New England!