Who Are We?

District Outreach Initiatives is an educational based agency that specializes in Parent Advocacy and Leadership Training, Community Engagement and Recruitment strategies and utilization.

DOI focuses on increasing parent, family, and community engagement in urban market areas to increase collective impact strategies

Our initiatives include:

  • Educational workshops and trainings that assist parents in creating activities that will help their children succeed in school and in life

  • Capacity building initiatives for parents that aim to increase their confidence in communication and parent advocacy.

  • Promotion of opportunities to build strong relationships with educators, community partners and stakeholders.

  • Development of recruitment strategies that increase parent capacity in District-Wide initiatives and participation that will increase share of voice.

Clients:

“There is no power for change greater than a community discovering what it cares about.”

– Margaret J. Wheatley

Dori Collins

President

Dori Collins earned her degree from Tennessee State University, where she earned her undergraduate degree in Speech Pathology and Audiology, which impressed upon her the importance of multi-disciplinary approaches to learning. Her later experiences with Chicago Public Schools and Head Start programs heightened her sensitivity to the rights of parents with Diverse Learners.

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Upcoming Events: 

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Parent and Family Engagement

Educational workshops and trainings that assist parents in creating activities that will help their children succeed in school and in life.

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School Empowerment

Assist educators and parents with community resources that will enhance school based initiatives, resources and student outcomes.

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Community Impact

Family and community engagement strategies designed to cultivate parent leaders and structure school-home-community partnerships around student achievement.

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Recruitment

Development of recruitment strategies that increase parent capacity in District-Wide initiatives and participation that will increase share of voice.

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