2018 SKCE and SKSD co-sponsored the Summer Culture and Language Institute

Teachers, administrators and other staff attended the 2018 Summer Culture and Language Institute from the Salem Keizer School District and other school districts in the area.  This was the second year the Summer Institute was offered and co-sponsored. The curriculum was appreciated last year, and it was reflected in the attendance, which doubled this year.

The Institute began on June 29th and ended on July 3rd. Mornings were spent learning Spanish, and afternoons were spent with speakers presenting on both culture and education equity. Field trips were also provided to schools that have a high ration of Latino students, a neighborhood that illustrated the problems that Latino families must encounter, as well as Latino businesses and organizations.

This Institute is co-sponsored by the Salem Keizer Coalition for Equality and the Salem Keizer School District.

The following slideshow will give an overview of the kinds of activities that school personnel engaged in during the Institute.

 

Every Day 24J! Increase Student Attendence in Salem Keizer School District

Join our campaign to increase student attendance in the Salem Keizer School District!

Únase a nuestra campaña para aumentar la asistencia de los estudiantes en el Distrito Escolar de Salem Keizer!

We are doing lots to increase the attendance of Latino students from immigrant Spanish speaking backgrounds by working with their parents.

Estamos trabajando mucho para aumentar la asistencia de los estudiantes latinos de origen hispano-hablante al trabajar con sus padres.

The local absenteeism rates:

(FRL = Free and Reduced Lunch)

Take a look at these results!

¡Eche un vistazo a estos resultados!

Oregon Community Foundation Awards a 3-Year Grant to SKCE

The Oregon Community Foundation has awarded a 3-year grant to SKCE, beginning in the summer of 2018. The goal is to strengthen the fundraising and marketing capacity for programming that helps spanish speaking parents improve the educational achievement of their children.

The first year award is $30,000, the second year is $25,000 and the third year is $20,000.

Board members Arturo Sarmiento-Linares, Christi Ortiz, Fabiola Camacho, Chris Brantley and Charlie Benitez were on hand to accept the grant award along with Annalivia Palazzo-Angulo, the SKCE Executive Director. Susan fuller, the Oregon Community Foundation volunteer representative, presented the grant award.
(Photo L to R: Arturo Sarmiento-Linares, Christi Ortiz, Fabiola Camacho, Annalivia Palazzo-Angulo, Susan Fuller, Chris Brantley, Charlie Benitez)

Thank you, Oregon Community Foundation!

Our 2018 Raising the Bar for Oregon Luncheon was a success!

Between our generous business sponsors and supporters, the 2018 Raising the Bar luncheon was a great success! The luncheon attendees, donors and sponsors together raised a total that was an all time high for SKCE events. 

Our 2018 Luncheon theme question was

How can we accelerate Oregon’s education rate
of success and get out of the bottom 5 in the nation?

 

The following 11-minute video was shown during our luncheon:

 

The following video is our full luncheon with guest speakers 

Our Sponsors

                                                                     

                       

Thank You Spirit Mountain Community Fund!

On March 14th, 2018, the Spirit Mountain Community Fund awarded a grant to SKCE. Annalivia Palazzo Angulo and Yadira Juarez received the $40,000 award for SKCE. The Spirit Mountain Community Fund awarded this grant to SKCE so that we can, using our Early Learning parent engagement programs, increase the success of Latino students with immigrant backgrounds and Spanish as their home language in the Salem Keizer School District. Thanks to the generosity of the Spirit Mountain Community Fund, these programs will be in several Title I elementary schools in the spring and fall of 2018.

Jack Giffin, Jr., Yadira Juarez, Annalivia Palazzo-Angulo, Sho Dozono, and Mychal Cherry

SKCE Works to Help Parents Reduce the Achievement Gap

There is an achievement gap between ELL (English Language Learners) and Latino students compared to White students in the Salem Keizer School District. Research shows that if struggling readers have not successfully met the achievement skills of their peers by third grade or age nine, we risk losing up to 75% of them to low performance, low attendance rates, failure to graduate, not being ready for college, or dropping out altogether. Our Parent Engagement programs are successful in affecting student success, from pre-school to high school, all of which use culturally relevant methods and curriculum, with Latino Parent facilitators who have the same culture and life experiences as participants.