Read With Me: Let the children play, learn to read, and grow

(Ventura, CA) – Nestled in a picturesque community just north of Emma Wood State Beach, and adjacent to the Ventura River, Families in Schools (FIS) visited the Family Center in room 30 at Sheridan Way Elementary School in Ventura, CA. It was a joy at first sight to see the classroom inside filled with smiling and playful parents and their children under the age of four interacting, learning, playing as part of FIS’s Read with […]

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Transition to College Coming to 1st Generation Students and their Families!

Families In Schools (FIS) is thrilled to announce that due to the generous support of The Kresge Foundation FIS will be developing and implementing Transition to College a parent curriculum that will help address the transition of low-income and immigrant students from high school to college. The need for a Transition to College program is supported by statistics demonstrating low college persistence rates among low-income, first-generation college goers. In 2011, the Pell Institute reported that […]

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A Parent’s Guide to School Funding

California’s new Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) is historic education funding legislation that will provide millions in additional funding to school districts statewide. Families In Schools knows that the engagement of parents is critical to the successful implementation of LCFF. We are committed to helping parents become involved in this historic effort and equipping them to represent the broader interests and educational needs that families seek for their children. Parents have a unique opportunity to become part of the decision-making process and hold districts […]

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