Deadline: June 1, 2016
LAUP, First 5 LA, YWCA and Families In Schools are excited to announce their partnership and commitment to strengthening and building stronger families in Southeast Los Angeles County.
Through the support of LAUP, Families In School (FIS) is honored to bring their 15 years of parent engagement expertise to community partners in the Best Start SELA community that includes Bell, Bell Gardens, Commerce, Cudahy, Huntington Park, Maywood and Walnut Park. FIS will provide a series of five FREE, capacity-building trainings to organizational staff members so that they are better able to partner with and serve families in the Best Start SELA community. Working with organizations that serve families with children between the ages of 0-5, Families In Schools trainings will cover:
*Parent Engagement Strategies: this module focuses on research-based strategies and best practices that engage parents in authentic and meaningful ways to: support academic milestones, encourage communication between parents and staff specific to student success, and create an environment for effective parent engagement to thrive.
*Creating a Welcoming Environment: this module focuses on best practices for enhancing and supporting a welcoming environment for families through an exploration of the four domains of a welcoming environment and an opportunity to assess one’s current environment.
*Outreach, Recruitment and Retention: this module focuses on best practices for encouraging and increasing parent engagement, including: the importance of building a team, planning and implementing strategies, developing communication tools, tracking results, and debriefing/reflecting.
*Other Topics: Families In Schools will host two additional modules based on topics desired by the community. See the attached survey or visit familiesinschools.org/StrongerSELA to provide your input on topics you and your organization would like to see additional training support around.
If your organization would benefit from these FREE trainings, meets the qualifications below, and would like to participate, please fill out the application by June 1, 2016.