Press Release: Families In Schools announces new President CEO Yolie Flores

For Immediate Release    Families In Schools Announces New President & CEO, Yolie Flores LOS ANGELES (November 10, 2022) – The Families In Schools (FIS) Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Yolie Flores as the new CEO/President of the organization effective January 4, 2023. “Yolie is a champion for low-income families and children of color, as well as an outstanding and committed leader. During a time of rapid change within the educational […]

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Families In Schools Presents: Neighbors with Amplified Voices

    Who Has the Right to Bodily Autonomy? On June 25, 2022, while at a campaign rally, Illinois congresswoman Mary Miller described the overturning of Roe v. Wade as a “historic victory for white life” — a statement met with resounding applause. Although she claimed she misspoke after, her words and the crowd’s response said the quiet part out loud: anti-abortion, pro-life advocacy has never been on the behalf of people of color but […]

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Out of 2021, Comes A Story of Resiliency, Grace, and Gratitude

(In March 2020, schools were ordered closed, and the residents in Los Angeles were given a stay-at-home mandate to minimize the spreading of COVID-19. Seeking to understand the unprecedented impact of COVID-19 on disadvantaged families, six Parent Warriors surveyed 305 families, via phone between the months of April and May. In the Fall of 2020, they presented their key findings at a virtual community forum before an audience of families and educators. In essence, they […]

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Volunteer Highlight

Jose has been a volunteer with Families In Schools since 2019 and has contributed over 400 hours of his time, commitment, and creativity. In this essay, he shares his volunteer experience with FIS, what he has learned, and his future goals. Being a volunteer for Families In Schools (FIS) has allowed me to meet people passionate about helping students succeed in education. It has also allowed me to understand why it is essential for parents […]

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Consejo de Bienestar BONUS

¡La amabilidad es el acto de hacer o decir algo bueno y positivo a otra persona, o incluso a ti mismo! Algunos ejemplos de amabilidad para compartir con su familia incluyen diciendo “buen trabajo” a su amigo para su presentación en clase, ayudando a su abuela a regar el césped o comprarle a su hermana su helado favorito. No hay una manera correcta o incorrecta, ya que hay infinitas formas de ser amable y puede […]

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