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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Agreement Reached! LAUSD Parents Glad Strike Is Over Call for Unity, Healing, and Action

This morning parents called out a press conference in front of LA City Hall. Click here to view the Facebook Live Video Los Angeles, CA – Parents and community-based organizations will hold a press conference on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 from 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. at Los Angeles City Hall (200 N. Spring Street, Los Angeles) to thank United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA), Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), and Los Angeles Mayor Eric […]

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UTLA and LAUSD are scheduled to resume negotiations in a last-ditch effort to achieve a contract everyone can live with, potentially avoiding about 30,000 teachers from walking off the job on January 10, 2019, significantly impacting over 480,000 students. Among UTLA’s list of demands is more money for teachers, smaller class sizes, and the hiring of more nurses, librarians, counselors, and social workers. Families In Schools, (FIS) spoke recently with a diverse group of parents, all of […]

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California Student Opportunity and Access Program (Cal-SOAP) and Transition to College

Dear Colleagues, As students are returning to school for a fresh start to the academic year, I’m beyond pleased to announce a new set of programs to help boost high school graduation rates and college success, regardless of income, zip code or background: California Student Opportunity and Access Program (Cal-SOAP) and Transition to College. Most of you are familiar with the alarming rates in which low-income and first-generation students are dropping out of college. Los Angeles […]

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