Concurrent Session #32 (Monday, July 21, 2014)
Research shows that parent involvement is essential to raising graduation and post-secondary enrolment rates. In this interactive presentation, parent staff from two urban partnerships, Los Angeles and Chicago, will demonstrate best practices in parent engagement and involvement. Presenters will answer questions, discuss the philosophical rationale for parent programming, and describe successful strategies and activities these programs have used to integrate and engage parents in GEAR UP programming.
Margaret Boyter-Escalona, Assistant Director / Parent Services Director, Chicago GEAR UP Alliance, Chicago, IL
Maribel Gomez, Parent Mentor, Chicago GEAR UP Alliance, Chicago, IL
Friida Samayoa, Sr. Parent Community Facilitator, GEAR UP 4 LA, Los Angeles, CA
Rocio Pina, Parent Community Facilitators, GEAR UP 4 LA, Los Angeles, CA