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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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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