Isabel is passionate about the Point community in Salem, MA, an increasingly Dominican neighborhood with many non-English families who are not being adequately served by the local schools. Through her Blueprint, Parent Youth Action, Isabel is working closely with parents to create an environment where parents are empowered and have the right tools to be able to actively participate in their children’s educations and their larger communities. Through the Parent Youth Network, Isabel is hosting an educational workshop series to help parents learn their rights, access resources within their community, discuss the importance of being active in their kids’ education, and explore other issues affecting them. In time, Isabel envisions the development of a strong foundation of engaged and effective parent leadership within the Point community.