Issues Margaret can help you address:

Community Mobilization
  • Organizing a community on behalf of children – coalitions, youth voice, media, and much more
  • Developing and enacting revenue measures for children’s services
  • Making children a budget priority of a city
  • Becoming a strong advocate – tools, skills and strategies
Service Delivery
  • Changing systems, organizations or programs to focus on prevention, family and community-building
  • Turning community-based organizations into anchor institutions
  • Building a full continuum of services within an agency
  • Designing a new program that maximizes the strengths of an organization and develops a comprehensive approach to an issue
Community Schools
  • Building partnerships at the school and district level – finding the right partners and ensuring mutual accountability and coordination of services
  • Launching a community school approach, at a single school or district-wide
Local Government
  • Enhancing what local government can do for children and youth
  • Structuring services to improve coordination and accountability through local government
  • Turning a public agency into a community-driven, community-inspired, community-welcome institution for change
Topics Margaret knows about include:
  • Managing and sustaining a non-profit agency
  • Out-of-school time
  • Early Childhood Development
  • Family Support
  • Youth Development
  • Juvenile Justice
  • Education


We recently asked Margaret Brodkin to come to our community to discuss the feasibility of moving forward on a local funding initiative. Margaret gave us the tools to use in both a big picture way as well as in small ways, such as how to operationalize our project. Her energy was unbelievable, and even after six months since that meeting our community is still discussing the meeting she attended. An amazing powerhouse!

– Robin Bowen
Executive Director, California Parenting Institute, Santa Rosa, California