Transition to College Program Evaluation

Have you heard about Transition to College? The Kresge Foundation and Families In Schools are making it possible for school and agency staff across the nation to attend a free two day family engagement curriculum training – Transition to College. Transition to College is a six-week program that helps address the transition of low-income and first-generation students from high school to college. The program is designed to enhance parents’ ability to support their child’s last year in high school and the […]

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Statement on Incoming LAUSD Superintendent

May 1, 2018 | Sandy Mendoza, Director of Advocacy, Families In Schools Families In Schools looks forward to working with newly appointed Superintendent Austin Beutner.  We are eager to support efforts that ensure an equitable and quality education is accessible to all students. Parents need to feel confident that this Superintendent will listen to their concerns and collaborate with them in authentic ways that demonstrate he is a leader for all, not for some. We […]

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LA Padres: La lucha de una madre por el éxito de su hijo autista

LA School Report | Esmeralda Fabián Romero | March 21, 2018 Lisette Duarte, directora de proyectos para el empoderamiento de padres de la Sociedad de Autismo de Los Ángeles, sabe de primera mano que las familias con niños autistas enfrentan más que solo una falta de conciencia acerca de sus necesidades. Para ser la mejor defensora de su hijo, ella tuvo que dejar su trabajo e incluso perder su casa. “Tuve que renunciar a mi trabajo, mi […]

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LA parent voice: A mom’s fight for the success of her autistic son

LA School Report | Esmeralda Fabián Romero | March 21, 2018 Lisette Duarte, project director of the Parent Empowerment Project of the Autism Society of Los Angeles, knows first-hand that families with autistic children face more than just a lack of awareness about their needs. In order to be her son’s best advocate, she left her job and even was homeless for a time. “I had to quit my job, my husband had to quit his job, […]

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