Alliance 2019 Breakout Session Presented by: Ifeoma Amah, Ph.D., Director of Peer Learning, UCLA; Jonli Tunstall, Ph.D., Director of the VIP Scholars Program and Summer Programs, UCLA; Ashley Williams, M.Ed.; Assistant Director of the VIP Scholars Program, UCLA; Markeith Royster, Ed.D., Community Director, UCLA Educators and programs alike are challenged with developing strategies that prepare African American students in California to not only become college-ready, but also prepare them for college success. Increasing African American College Access […]

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Presented by: Dee Dee Harrison, FACE Coordinator, Bakersfield City School District; Kotanya Kimbrough-Hubbard, Instructional Specialist, Bakersfield City School District The research is clear that children are more likely to succeed in school when parents are engaged in their learning. Join Bakersfield City School District, Family Engagement Team as they share successful ways for creating strong PARENTSHIPS. PARENTSHIPS is about the various ways that parent engagement staff can effectively recruit parents to participate in their schools, […]

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Alliance 2019 Breakout Session Presented by: Ms. Lozano Caldera, Equity and Excellence Coordinator, Arlington Public Schools  Navigating special education is a challenging process for any family. Even more so, for immigrant families who may not be proficient in English, nor familiar with the rights and services available for children with special needs. This breakout session will introduce you to Arlington Public Schools’ family-friendly, culturally responsive educational telenovela, jointly produced by staff and families. It offers new […]

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Alliance 2019 Breakout Session Join Cal-SOAP Los Angeles to learn how high school students can begin preparing to fulfill their post-secondary goals. They will discuss financial aid opportunities, as well as explore college resources available to first generation students. A panel of current college students will discuss their experiences navigating higher education. This breakout session will take place on November 21, 2019 at the Alliance Summit & Excellence In Parent Engagement Awards at the Millennium Biltmore in […]

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Alliance 2019 Breakout Session Presented by: Dr. Mayra A. Lara, Senior Practice Associate, The Education Trust – West; and Mark LeNoir, Assistant Superintendent, Val Verde Unified School District  Less than half of California twelfth grade students and only 39 percent of low-income students graduate having completed the courses required for admission to a UC or CSU. Additionally, 4 out of 10 Latinx, Black, and Pacific Islander 3 out of 10 Native American 1 in 10 emerging […]

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