Staff Spotlight: Meet London Tyler

West Michigan Partnership for Children (WMPC) welcomes London Tyler as a Parent Engagement Specialist as a part of our Parent Engagement Program. She will be providing peer-to-peer mentor and support to help build the bridge between parents, the caregiver, and the foster care case manager. Her experience in residential settings and over 10 years in the educational field makes her a perfect fit. Read more about what London brings to WMPC.

Years in Non-profit: 4 years

Why you wanted to be in this field?

 I chose this field because I wanted to do more for my community. “I AM My Community.”

What is your role at WMPC? What are your responsibilities in this role?

My role is a Parent Engagement Specialist in which I will be providing peer-to-peer mentor and support to help build the bridge between parents, the caregiver, and the foster care case manager.

What do you anticipate being the most rewarding part about your job?

To be a part of my community, help breakthrough barriers and establish partnerships with parents that are not otherwise possible.

Knowing WMPC is a pilot, what inspired you to want to work for WMPC?

Being able to be a part of my community.

What is one thing you wish people knew about foster care?

It is not set up to destroy families.  Foster care provides a safe place that allows youth and their birth family an opportunity to overcome barriers and learn healthy skills so the youth can safely return home.

How has your experience in the nonprofit industry changed your perspective?

It honestly has not, it has simply given me more information.

What is your hope for WMPC and the Kent County foster care system? 

My hope for WMPC and the Kent County foster care system is to continue to build the bridge between parents and children, caregivers, and foster care agencies.

Is there anything else you’d like to add?

I am excited about being a part!

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