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 to create a space where parents can hear from diverse perspectives about information, strategies, and promising practices that support students and families so they can continue to be influential advocates for their children and communities.
A highlight of our advocacy work this past year was our first Advocacy
Day. The event was a gathering of parents, community leaders, and school
staff to visit their legislators and share personal stories about the importance
of improving parent engagement practices at schools. Nearly 120 people
attended and 63 legislative visits took place. The keynote speaker was
Dolores Huerta, Co-Founder of the United Farm Workers.
Our community outreach efforts seek to inform families of key issues that
impact their children’s education, ranging from free tutoring to family
literacy. This year, we reached over 200,000 families through awareness
campaigns via information sessions, community forums, college tours and
fairs, brochures and pamphlets, email blasts, text messages, public service
announcements, and radio interviews.