“College Begins at Home” – Regional Parent Conference on October 5th

Regional Latino Parent Conference logoWe’re proud to be hosting the first ever regional conference for parents of  Spanish-speaking English Language Learners in partnership with Chemeketa Community College on Saturday, October 5, 2013. The conference is for ELL parents in Marion, Polk and Yamhill County Schools. This event is FREE. 

Spanish-speaking parents, especially those whose children are struggling academically, need extra support to become meaningfully involved in the educational process. To make it all happen, we all need to hold each other accountable: students, parents, teachers and community. This free conference will offer skills and support for Oregon parents who want to help their children become college-ready.

Workshops will include:

  • Communicating with schools
  • How to track your child’s progress
  • Understanding the challenges facing Latino children at school

Separate sessions will focus on parents of children in different school settings: Pre-K to 3rd grade, 4th through 7th grade, and 8th through high school. Meals will be provided to registered participants.

Why “College Begins at Home” for this conference?

Governor Kitzhaber’s 40-40-20 vision plan states that by 2025, 40% of Oregonians will have a Bachelor’s degree and 40% will have an Associate’s degree – and that all Oregon students will graduate from high school.

We’re aligning our parent involvement programs with the new Oregon English Learners Strategic Plan designed by David Bautista, ODE’s Title III Director, and a group of talented educators. The plan has been adopted by Governor Kitzhaber and the Oregon Education Investment Board (OEIB).

With this conference, we’re launching a three-year initiative to close the academic and opportunity gaps facing students from Spanish-speaking families and ensure these families are included in the Governor’s 40-40-20 vision. We are working to help build a better Oregon for ALL.

Sponsorships Available

Do you want to support Spanish-speaking families with school aged children? Or let them know what your organization or business has to offer?

Become a conference sponsor — check out the sponsors packet here or get in touch with Annalivia Palazzo by September 15, 2013 at [email protected]

Conference Co-Sponsor