Tell me and I’ll forget; show me and I may remember; involve me and I’ll understand.
Parents Alliance unlocks learning opportunities for low-income Hispanic parents by offering them an integrated online Learning Experience and a world-class educational portal in Spanish. We engage parents at the schools their children attend where they acquire skills that enable them to become full partners in their children’s education, communicate with teachers and principals, pursue their own educational goals, and help their children succeed academically. Read our Pathway to Change.
Why do we care
• Because Hispanic children underperform dramatically in their earlier years of school, less than half graduate from high school, and even less pursue a post-secondary education. In the Class of 2011 only 15 percent were identified as proficient in mathematics and 5 percent in English.
• Because the number of Hispanic students in the nation’s public schools nearly doubled from 1990 to 2006, accounting for 60% of the total growth. By 2011 they represented 25 percent of public school students in the United States.
• Because in 2012 Hispanic students were the majority in the public schools of Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and California. More than two-thirds (69%) of them were from Mexican origin, and seven-in-ten (70%) spoke a language other than English at home.
• Because low-income Hispanic parents entrust their children’s education entirely to the schools, believing that teachers and principal have the authority and knowledge to be in full charge of their children’s education.
• Because family involvement improves the achievement of children living in low-income families, especially those who face the additional challenge of low parent education.
• Because low-income Hispanic parents must get involved in the education of their children and become partners in their education.
• Because we need to partner with schools to engage low-income Hispanic parents.
• Because we need to empower low-income Hispanic mothers who are the most important influence on the educational attainment of their children.
• Because we must help Hispanic parents gain the knowledge that will help them improve the socio-economic condition of their families.
• Because unleashing the potential of Hispanics is vital to the future of our economy and society.