Money Should Not be a Barrier to a Higher Education

On December 8th, fifteen Latino parents were invited by Families In Schools to participate in a “listening” exchange with University of California representatives. Parents shared their thoughts on how they perceive the UC system as an option for their children, and identifying solutions for eliminating potential barriers in accessing higher education. Listening to the parents were Monica Lozano, UC Regent Chair; Steve Montiel, UC Office of the President; Mike Drish, UCLA Undergraduate Admissions; Sandy Close, Executive […]

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Congratulations to Representative Xavier Becerra

  Families In Schools applauds Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr’s appointment of Representative Xavier Becerra as California’s next Attorney General. As a founding Board Member of Families In Schools, Honorable Becerra is a champion of our community, especially families from immigrant, low-income and communities of color. FIS Board Chair Shamya Ullah stated,  “He has fought for and defended the rights of our communities and we know he will continue to do so in his new […]

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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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MINDSET FOR ALL Coming to Los Angeles Promise Zone students and their families!

A new initiative called Mindset for All will strengthen non-cognitive skills in middle school students at four school sites in the Los Angeles Promise Zone. This initiative focuses on growth mindset, the belief that intelligence is a trait one can develop rather than an innate ability. It will be implemented this semester thanks to the efforts of several key partners. Families In Schools (FIS) is pleased to announce this initiative in partnership with the Los […]

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