CITYWIDE VIRTUAL HUB: Distance learning is now part of the long-term education reality — and we believe this creates an opportunity to involve families in their children’s 9am-3pm in a way they never have been before. That’s why the Oakland REACH launched The Oakland REACH City-Wide Virtual Hub, to make parents leaders in strengthening their children’s learning and savvy in virtual practices into the future. The Hub returned for our second phase this Fall, with more than double the number of students served this summer, and nearly double the number of Family Liaisons. Our 18 Family Liaisons (50% are bilingual), began working with families in mid-October, and programming for our 525 students runs Monday-Thursday afternoons. We will #REACHforMore.
FAMILY ADVOCACY FELLOWSHIP educates parents and grandparents about the state of public education, the performance of our schools, and the school choices available. This knowledge empowers Fellowship graduates to use their voices to demand a high quality education for their children.
Since December 2016, more than 350 public school parents have graduated from the fellowship.
REACH OUTREACH TEAM organizes and mobilizes. We hit the streets connecting with parents in our most underserved communities, with children attending our lowest performing schools.
We build relationships with our parents by inviting them to learn more about how to become better advocates for their children. Parents are invited to apply for our family advocacy fellowship, and we also offer a learning series and informative community meetings. We also bring together hundreds of parents to attend School Board meetings so our voices are heard in a productive, organized, and powerful way.
SCHOOL ENROLLMENT SUPPORT guides parents and guardians through the process of choosing the best school for their children.
We know that this process can be demanding of our parents’ time and energy, but finding a high quality school for our children is a priority. Most of our team of parent advocates are parents and grandparents who have also gone through this process themselves.
Once a parent joins the program, they are matched with a parent advocate, who will work with them personally throughout the year.
ALL SERVICES ARE FREE
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