Parent Partner Program By the Numbers
98 parents participated in weekly school-based ESL courses – gaining confidence in their spoken English.
575 parents participated in Mission Graduates workshops, family engagement events, and ELAC meetings.
75% of parents developed a College Support Action Plan, and learned new ways to support their child’s path to college.
Over 90% of parents felt more confident in their ability to support their child’s academic success and to integrate academics into the home.
Over 70% of parents felt more aware of the resources available to support English Language Learner students.
All 16 parent leaders began a technology mentorship, and are on their way to becoming tech mentors in their own schools.
Parent Partner Program in the News
Promesa A Cumplir (Keeping A Promise)
The hourly news program Aquí y Ahora, which airs around the world on Univision, recently shined the light on Mission District families adopting technology into their lives. Parent Partner Program participant Josefina opened up about her own immigration story with the news program this winter, and how she has struggled to ensure her youngest son has access to the best education possible through adopting technology.
Digital Innovations in Learning Award
Mission Graduates honored with “Learn Everywhere” award (one of 16 awardees from over 400 entries from around the world) for the Latina Tech Mentorship Program
How Edtech Should Unite Latino Families – Instead of Driving Them Apart
By Blake Montgomery and Mary Jo Madda Nov 4, 2015
Article written about Panel Discussion for “Diverse Families and Media” conference at Stanford University, October 31, 2015
American kids are using more and more media both inside and outside of school. Latino Americans are the largest minority group in the American population. Where do these two facts intersect?
Mission Graduates Parent Leader, Julia Sosa, presents to Board of Education on behalf of the DELAC
In Silicon Valley’s Shadow, A Mission To Get Latinos To College
By Erika L. Sanchez
May 23 2014
Priscila Trejo-Martinez just finished her sophomore year studying child development at San Francisco State University. Her life would have been quite different had she not found the support she needed at the College Connect program at Mission Graduates, a San Francisco nonprofit dedicated to helping students prepare for college, she said. Through the program, she could always talk to an adviser in person, through email or by phone.
Believing the College Dream
News Report on Telemundo Bay Area
February 28, 2014
Mission Graduates received a $25,000 grant from NBC/Universal’s 21st Century Solutions to support its project called Believing the College Dream. The project spreads the message about the importance and opportunity for their children to go to college, through a series of college chats or “platicas” at Mission district schools.