This is a photo of Monica Jackson after her Parent Leadership Training Institute graduation ceremony at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford, CT. Photographer Karla Woodworth thinks it portrays much of what Parentii is about. Monica has accomplished a great thing that she probably had doubts about and struggled through. She has grown and is proud and grateful. She is looking forward to the future with another tool set. She is strong and hopeful for herself, her family, and her community. One of the original Parent Information Action Research parent leaders, she has taken another step towards realizing her personal goals.