Student Success Funding Formula for California Community Colleges

June 14, 2018 #InvestInSuccess #InvestInMe #StudentCentered We have an opportunity before us to ensure community colleges invest in student success. A #StudentCentered funding formula will help prioritize student equity by providing additional resources based on enrollment of low-income and underrepresented students. The Governor’s proposal provides additional funding to colleges that increase the success of low-income students. […]

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Transition to College Program Evaluation

Have you heard about Transition to College? The Kresge Foundation and Families In Schools are making it possible for school and agency staff across the nation to attend a free two day family engagement curriculum training – Transition to College. Transition to College is a six-week program that helps address the transition of low-income and first-generation students from high school […]

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Statement on Incoming LAUSD Superintendent

May 1, 2018 | Sandy Mendoza, Director of Advocacy, Families In Schools Families In Schools looks forward to working with newly appointed Superintendent Austin Beutner.  We are eager to support efforts that ensure an equitable and quality education is accessible to all students. Parents need to feel confident that this Superintendent will listen to their […]

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LA Padres: La lucha de una madre por el éxito de su hijo autista

LA School Report | Esmeralda Fabián Romero | March 21, 2018 Lisette Duarte, directora de proyectos para el empoderamiento de padres de la Sociedad de Autismo de Los Ángeles, sabe de primera mano que las familias con niños autistas enfrentan más que solo una falta de conciencia acerca de sus necesidades. Para ser la mejor defensora […]

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LA parent voice: A mom’s fight for the success of her autistic son

LA School Report | Esmeralda Fabián Romero | March 21, 2018 Lisette Duarte, project director of the Parent Empowerment Project of the Autism Society of Los Angeles, knows first-hand that families with autistic children face more than just a lack of awareness about their needs. In order to be her son’s best advocate, she left her job […]

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Money Should Not be a Barrier to a Higher Education

On December 8th, fifteen Latino parents were invited by Families In Schools to participate in a “listening” exchange with University of California representatives. Parents shared their thoughts on how they perceive the UC system as an option for their children, and identifying solutions for eliminating potential barriers in accessing higher education. Listening to the parents were […]

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