INITIATIVES

Faces Against Window

OUR POWERFUL COMMUNITIES

We build powerful educators dedicated to addressing the needs of underserved students by removing barriers and providing access to rigorous learning.

WORKSHOPS

We offer parent engagement workshops on leadership in the school, visioning success for your student, and the role of the parent advocate. Through these workshops, we want to make our program efforts align with the school’s vision of family and community engagement. As part of their leadership, we connect with families to help them determine from either their schools and organizations – this is all to develop multiple strategies to engage families where they feel heard.  

The goal is to reach parents who are traditionally not involved in their school communities. We want to ensure that parents are viewed as partners in their student’s learning. In doing so, we want to create a space for Black and Black families to be in community to learn from each other.  

"And that was a part of the resolution as well. Not just having black educators in the classroom, but leaders across the entire system to help set the vision and the strategies with a culturally responsive lens."

-- Board Member Tanya Ortiz Franklin, LAUSD BD 7

THE CENTER'S VALUES FOR BLACK AND BROWN
STUDENTS ARE...

Centering Students

Achieving Equity

Empowering Communities

Impacting Growth

Leading with Love 

Because we know our public education is not designed to empower and support our Black and Brown student, families, educators, and school communities. 

HOW DOES THE CENTER DEFINE FAMILY AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT?  

 
Family and Community Engagement is anything and everything that a parent and/or caregiver does in a child’s school life that leads to student success. 

 

We work with school communities to provide a holistic approach to Black and Brown student success. We ensure that school leaders, educators, and parents are working side by side to positively impact a student’s education so they may be able to thrive in college, career, and life.