Hi everyone,One of the Middle Schools I work at is a Magnet school, meaning that a good portion of the students are transfers from other parts of the city. This makes it interesting to do family…Continue
Hi everyone,One of the Middle Schools I work at is a Magnet school, meaning that a good portion of the students are transfers from other parts of the city. This makes it interesting to do family engagement at the school, most parents never step on campus, they drive up pick up their students and leave. Having parents all over the city, limits the interaction with the families and makes for a challenge to get them to any family engagement activities.Any ideas on approaches would be greatly…See More
My name is Benigno Vasquez, but you can call me Ben. I work with YDI Elev8 in Albuquerque, NM. I am a Community Organizer with two Middle Schools, Wilson and Grant. I focus on Family and Community Engagement at…"
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I work on Family Engagement through the Family Resource Centers. Learning how to get families more engaged through activities events and volunteer opportunites. Another important aspect is working with outside agencies who can provide a needed service at the school and for the students. Also, getting community members and business's more engaged in school activities. I also work with a group of agencies to provide Town Halls on teaching the community the basics of Medicaid, how it benefits families and even who can qualify, to include Medicaid Expansion.
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Growing the community we work with only improves a Full Community School. We must work together to help our students and the communities the live in.
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