Congratulations to Representative Xavier Becerra

  Families In Schools applauds Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr’s appointment of Representative Xavier Becerra as California’s next Attorney General. As a founding Board Member of Families In Schools, Honorable Becerra is a champion of our community, especially families from immigrant, low-income and communities of color. FIS Board Chair Shamya Ullah stated,  “He has fought […]

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Our Commitment to the Families We Serve

  Families In Schools (FIS) is built on principles of equity, social justice, and fairness. We work every day to elevate the voices of parents, especially from low-income and immigrant communities, in education decision-making and provide tools and trainings to schools to ensure all families are welcomed and treated with respect and dignity. The national […]

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Transition to College Facilitator Training Fall 2016

Powered by Eventbrite Event Details Transition to College Facilitator Trainings are a compliant use of Tittle I funds, allocated for professional development and parental involvement, and other state and federal funds reserved for school improvement and/or parental involvement. Transition to High School This two day training (October 6th & 7th, 8:30am – 4:30pm) is open […]

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Alliance 2015 – LCFF, English Learners, Foster Youth & More

There are many questions that come up for parents and community members when discussing education’s most pressing issues: How have schools leveraged parent engagement to support students academically? What are districts doing to support English Learners and their parents understand the reclassification process? What conversations are happening around early education – attendance, summer learning loss, […]

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Alliance 2015 Summit – Parent Leadership & Advocacy

Did you know Alliance 2015 is an opportunity for parent leaders from across the state to learn from experts and each other about how to be stronger advocates for their children? Every year this summit aims to build a common advocacy agenda that supports student success and elevates the voices of parents. Alliance 2015 aims […]

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Seven Years of Perfect Attendance

A few weeks ago we asked parents to submit their tips and/or concerns regarding perfect attendance. We will be sharing what families sent to us throughout the next month. The first testimonial we would like to share with you comes from Maria Hernandez, a mother of three, who helped her daughter accomplish a perfect attendance […]

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Siete años de asistencia perfecta

La semana pasada les preguntamos a las familias que nos enviaran sus consejos y/o sus preocupaciones sobre la asistencia de clases. Nosotros, estaremos compartiendo lo que las familias enviaron en el próximo mes. La siguiente declaración viene de Maria Hernandez, una madre de tres hijos, y como ella ayudo a su hija a que asistiera […]

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Alliance 2015 – Keynote Announcement

Dear Supporters, Every year, distinguished advocacy and education leaders illuminate the Alliance summit panels and stage. We are thrilled to announce two exemplary figures delivering keynote messages at Alliance 2015. Monica García, Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) Board Member, was elected to the Board of Education in June 2006, becoming the third Latina to […]

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Looking Into the Future, Today!

10th grade high school students from the North Hollywood area visit California State University Los Angeles to hear, and learn first-hand, from professionals in various career fields. Contributing Writer: Felix I. Hernandez/SYNERGi In partnership with Project STEPS, Families In Schools (FIS) geared up to offer hundreds of high school students and their parents, vivid insights […]

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