Facilitator: Lourdes Ramirez-Ortiz, Ed.D., Community of Schools Administrator, East Los Angeles Community, Los Angeles Unified Parent Warriors: Gipsy Alvarado, Hilda Avila, Gwendolyn Landry, Mary Lee, Maria Leon, Mireya Pacheco Parents are their children’s first teacher and advocate. They know what their child’s needs are and are willing to do what is necessary. But, when you are low-income and already struggling, how can they get it done? How do predominantly low-income parents overcome systemic barriers and
Alliance 2019 Breakout Session Parents and educators are constantly searching for homework help for their students to be more successful in school, but not everyone knows where to find them. Join this interactive session conducted by youth librarians to learn more about the FREE resources and databases the Los Angeles Public Library (LAPL) has available to students and families. This session will introduce and demonstrate the importance of building strong community relationships between libraries, families,
Alliance 2019 Breakout Session Presentado Por/Presented by: Maria Valencia, Parent Specialist, California Association for Bilingual Education (CABE); Griselda Perez, Coordinator of Plaza Comunitaria, CABE Estamos viviendo un momento sin precedentes en nuestras comunidades, estados y países, donde los inmigrantes y los miembros de la comunidad de diversos orígenes culturales, lingüísticos, raciales y religiosos están siendo atacados, acosados, e intimidados únicamente por su estatus migratorio, sus antecedentes de raza y cultura, y el idioma que hablan.
Alliance 2019 Breakout Session Presented by: Jennie Carreón, Assistant Vice President of Civic Engagement, AltaMed; Wilma Franco, Executive Director of the SELA Collaborative Civic participation is intrinsically tied to health and the quality of life for our communities. Research tells us that voting is directly correlated to better health. We know this applies to education as well and that strong parent engagement results in better educational outcomes. Research also tells us in study after study that
Alliance 2019 Breakout Session Presented by: Dr. Patricia Burch, Co-Director, USC Rossier Center on Education Policy, Equity and Governance; Susan McKibben, Administrative Director, USC Rossier Center of Education Policy, Equity and Governance In 2018-19, the USC Rossier Center on Education Policy, Equity and Governance (CEPEG) developed a set of research priorities based on the input of 149 school district and community organization leaders across Southern California. They were asked to respond to the following questions: How do you define equity?