Parents Alliance is setting new standards for engaging Hispanic parents.
> Sandra García learned to use a computer and began studying online. She learned about the road to college and actively participated in helping her daughter become the first in her family to go to college. She is our Director for Training and Motivation.
> Soraya Avalos enrolled in our PACT Program®, learned to use the computer, learned English, became a U.S. citizen, received her GED diploma, and is now getting ready to go to college. All because of her children. She is one of our facilitators.
> Maria Irma Luna is a grandmother who takes care of her five grandchildren. She enrolled our PACT Program® at Gardens Elementary because she needed to learn how to help her grandchildren succeed at school. She says that there are no age limits to learn new things. She is one of our heroes.
What we do
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.
Because unleashing the potential of Hispanic children is vital to the future of our economy and society.
It is all about engaging Hispanic parents –mothers in particular– at the schools their children attend to get involved in the education of their children and become partners in their education.
The research is clear, consistent, and convincing: parent, family, and community involvement in education correlates with higher academic performance and school improvement.
• 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.
• 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.
• 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.
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* Superate y Triunfa PACT Program are ® Registered Trademarks of Parents Alliance, Inc.