Connecting Parents and Schools

Working with parents to support their children's success

Connecting parents and schools

Since 2009, our Padres Comprometidos programs have trained more than 200 facilitators and helped over 3,400 parents support their children’s academic success. It fosters strong connections between parents and schools, empowering Latino parents to play a leading role in their child’s educational journey.

These programs are designed to reach parents who traditionally are not connected to the schools because of:

  • Linguistic and cultural reasons
  • Economic background
  • Negative perception schools may have about parents or vice versa
  • Unfamiliarity with parent engagement in the school

The programs help parents:

  • Understand the United States public school system.
  • Develop goals for their children to ensure they attend college.
  • Understand the academic requirements for college readiness.
  • Model behaviors at home that encourage and promote learning.

Elementary

At this level, the program encourages parents to meet with teachers and counselors to seek information related to their child’s academic performance.

Overview

1. Orientation and Planning Session
2. Chapter 1: Understanding Your Adolescent
3. Chapter 2: Family Strengths
4. Chapter 3: Modeling Positive Behaviors
5. Chapter 4: Committed Parents
6. Chapter 5: Funding and Provisions that Affect Your School
7. Chapter 6: Preparing a Well-Rounded Student
8. Conversation with the Principal/Graduation

Secondary

Overview

1. Orientation and Planning Session
2. Chapter 1: Understanding Your Adolescent
3. Chapter 2: Family Strengths
4. Chapter 3: Modeling Positive Behaviors
5. Chapter 4: Committed Parents
6. Chapter 5: Funding and Provisions that Affect Your School
7. Chapter 6: Checklist for College Commitment
8. Conversation with the Principal/Graduation