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 election has been a gut-check for all of us that work in this field because it is a direct threat […]

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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 to school and agency staff that serve parents with children in grades 11 and 12.  Transition to College is a […]

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Read With Me: Let the children play, learn to read, and grow

(Ventura, CA) – Nestled in a picturesque community just north of Emma Wood State Beach, and adjacent to the Ventura River, Families in Schools (FIS) visited the Family Center in room 30 at Sheridan Way Elementary School in Ventura, CA. It was a joy at first sight to see the classroom inside filled with smiling and playful parents and their children under the age of four interacting, learning, playing as part of FIS’s Read with […]

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Transition to College Coming to 1st Generation Students and their Families!

Families In Schools (FIS) is thrilled to announce that due to the generous support of The Kresge Foundation FIS will be developing and implementing Transition to College a parent curriculum that will help address the transition of low-income and immigrant students from high school to college. The need for a Transition to College program is supported by statistics demonstrating low college persistence rates among low-income, first-generation college goers. In 2011, the Pell Institute reported that […]

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A Parent’s Guide to School Funding

  California’s new Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) is historic education funding legislation that will provide millions in additional funding to school districts statewide. Families In Schools knows that the engagement of parents is critical to the successful implementation of LCFF. We are committed to helping parents become involved in this historic effort and equipping them to represent the broader interests and educational needs that families seek for their children. Parents have a unique opportunity to become part of the decision-making process and hold […]

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