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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Statement on the 2021 Inauguration

The swearing-in of our nation’s 46th President and the first woman, first black, first South Asian vice president and amidst an unprecedented global pandemic is historic and “marks a new chapter for the American people.” The administration of Biden-Harris is not a victory of party, but an opening of an era calling for common purpose and civility, of inclusiveness and tolerance, of empathy and grace. Yet, the raging pandemic, the violent social and economic upheaval, […]

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Creando una nueva rutina para su hijo

El cierre de las escuelas es importante para garantizar nuestra seguridad, nos damos cuenta de que no solo se interrumpe nuestra rutina diaria sino también las rutinas de nuestros niños. Una rutina regular ayudara a los niños a sentir que todavía están en un horario normal y les ayudara a seguir que todavía están en un horario normal y les ayudara a seguir aprendiendo durante su tiempo fuera de la escuela. Según los expertos, los […]

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Dear Friends & Colleagues,  First, let me express my most sincere gratitude for your partnership during my last 10 years at Families In Schools (FIS). I am honored to have worked alongside amazing community, corporate, education, nonprofit and philanthropic leaders like you who care deeply about closing opportunity gaps for our students and families. I have felt energized and inspired by your work to ensure all children have access to high quality learning environments.  As part of the FIS team, I have had the pleasure of working with passionate, dedicated staff and board members who work […]

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Press Release: Families, Teachers, Civil Rights, and Labor Leaders Unite to Support Measure EE

LOS ANGELES FAMILIES, TEACHERS CIVIL RIGHTS LEADERS, AND LABOR UNITE TO URGE VOTERS TO SUPPORT MEASURE EE Los Angeles, CA- Families, civil rights and labor leaders will gather for a press conference on Wednesday, May 29, 2019, from 10:00 a.m.- 10:30 a.m. at Belmont High School, 1575 W 2nd St, Los Angeles, CA 90026, to urge voters to vote YES on Measure EE. The Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association and the Los Angeles Area Chamber of […]

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