Frances Shani Parker, Detroit, Michigan


Organization(s): NYLC
Position(s): Senior Fellow, Network Advisor
Work Setting: Individual Consultant
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What I Do
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  • Current Projects

    Interest Groups
    Professional Learning Communities, Urban Service-Learning, Socio-Emotional Learning, Social Justice, Research, Leadership Development, Intergenerational Service-Learning, Teacher Preparation/ Certification Programs, Diversity, Gaining Administrative Support

    Where I Work
    Urban (large city)

    Who I Work With
    Faith-Based Organizations, Community-Based Organizations, Higher Education, K-12

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    Short Description of My Current Work
    I am an eldercare author and service-learning consultant. You can view video poems about my hospice volunteer experiences in Detroit nursing homes by going to http://www.youtube.com with "francesshaniparker" as search word.

    Professional History
    My professional awards include the National Service-Learning Partnership Trailblazer Award, the Metropolitan Detroit Alliance of Black School Educators Award for Outstanding Leadership as an Educational Administrator, and the Wayne State University Phi Delta Kappa Educator of the Year Award.

    A National Youth Leadership Council (NYLC) Senior Fellow, I currently serve as a Network Advisor and Y-RISE trainer for HIV/AIDS prevention. I served on the Nominating Committee of the National Service-Learning Partnership for three years.

    For ten years, I was principal of a Detroit public school that was a national model for schoolwide service-learning and action research by teachers.
    I have been a national service-learning consultant for fifteen years and a keynote speaker and presenter at numerous conferences, institutes, and workshops.

    My award-winning prose and poetry relating to education, life, and service have been published widely. A hospice volunteer for ten years, I am author of the groundbreaking book “Becoming Dead Right: A Hospice Volunteer in Urban Nursing Homes,” which is the captivating account of my hospice volunteer insights and experiences in Detroit inner-city nursing homes.


    Professional Expertise/ Passions
    My primary areas of expertise are writing, consulting, and public speaking. I am particularly knowledgeable about service-learning, school administration, curriculum, Pk-12 schools, teacher training, grant writing, intergenerational partnerships, hospice, and nursing homes.

    What I'm Most Excited About in My Current Work
    I am excited about using any expertise I have to benefit others.


    My Contributions
  • Service-Learner Trailblazer Award Presented to Frances Shani Parker
    Service-Learner Trailblazer Award Presented to Frances Shani Parker
    Author(s): National Service-Learning Partnership
    Subject Area: Service-Learning

    added April 28, 2008
     - Success Story
  • Hospice-Nursing Home Service-Learning Activities for Students
    Hospice-Nursing Home Service-Learning Activities for Students

    added April 22, 2008
     - Workshop Handout
  • Academic Outcomes Through Service-Learning
    Academic Outcomes Through Service-Learning
    Author(s): Miami Dade College, YouTube, and the Center for Community Involvement
    Subject Area: AAC&U TV looks at the innovative efforts of faculty and students at Miami Dade College involved in s

    added April 22, 2008
     - Youtube Video


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