ECAC | 2024 Leadership Summit for Families of Color

Community Event


May 18, 2024


9am - 4:30pm


UNC Pembroke

Please join the ECAC for their 2024 Leadership Summit for Families of Color. Parenting a child with a disability has often been viewed as race-neutral, yet the statistics show that Black and Brown students have more negative outcomes than their White peers. This Free event will be a day of honest conversation and education designed to support families of color to identify:

  • Ways to use their voices for change
  • Organizations committed to educational and healthcare equity
  • Personal leadership opportunities
  • Opportunities to connect with other families of color

The summit will meet in person to engage, collaborate, and discuss ways to share your voices on issues impacting your families around the intersection of race and parenting a child with a disability.


In order to be considered, applicants must be:

  • North Carolina resident
  • Parent/caregiver of a child or youth with a disability or special health care needs from age Birth to 26 who identifies as a person of color.
  • Available to attend the entire event, on May 18, 2024 from 9:00 am – 4:30 pm.
  • Agree to participate in 1 virtual; 1-hour focus group, that will discuss how you have or plan to use the information from this event.


This event is only for parents/caregivers whose applications have been accepted. Children are not permitted at this event. Applications are due by Friday, April 19, 2024. Your application will be reviewed and considered. Only those selected will be sent a confirmation acceptance email and registration link. Lunch will be provided. Only attendees who received a confirmation email from ECAC that they were selected will receive a stipend check, at the close of the summit, for their participation.


If you have questions please contact: Karyn Montague at or Millie Ramos (Bilingual Parent Educator) at 704-990-7276

The Summit is hosted by UNC Pembroke in partnership with the Exceptional Children’s Assistance Center and the Learning for Equity: A Network for Solutions (LENS-NC) grant.

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