The Parent Leadership Institute in the Ossining Union Free School District was created to develop opportunities to foster leadership and community organizing among minority populations in the schools. The Ossining School District has always sought the involvement of parents and families in order to benefit our students. Through the Parent Leadership Institute, parents participate in a range of activities to prepare them for school involvement and leadership in ways that benefit their own children and the community at large. More than a “parent involvement” program, we seek to train individuals to identify, stimulate, and organize for the change they see as necessary. parent leadership Institute is currently sponsored by The Westchester Community Foundation.