June 2021
 Dear NYC-Parents in Action Community,
Welcome to the end of a school year like no other! NYC-Parents in Action is pleased to share with you that despite the uncertainties and inevitable challenges a pandemic has wrought, connecting parents through Parent Talks has remained a reliable constant, and, even via Zoom, a popular and effective forum for our community.
During this 2020-2021 school year:

-Our professionally trained facilitators ran 250 Zoom Parent Talks

-We connected nearly 4,500 parents in our NYC Independent School community
-Parent Talk conversations included topics and themes such as remote and hybrid learning; Covid and safety; mental health; racism and identity. Our facilitators are thoughtfully trained and well-prepared to guide you through all of these concerns and more.
After 40 years, we look forward to continuing these talks, either on Zoom or in-person, and to hosting, in the 2021-22 school year, NYC-PIA signature events like our ever-popular Teen Scene and Fathers Forum.
I would like to note that our founder, consummate supporter and Chair Emeritus, Lynn Manger, has decided to retire. We are incredibly grateful for all of her years of service to our community! In her honor, we have started a fund called The Lynn Manger Initiative, to help bring to you the programming that you value. If you are inclined to participate in this fund, we welcome your donation and would be grateful for your support.
We wish you all good health, a relaxing summer, and time to connect. And for some short summer reading, please enjoy the links below. We look forward to seeing you in the fall as we begin to segue back into the world as we knew it.
Happy summer,
Eby McKay
President, NYC-Parents in Action
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