Mesa comunitaria communities take action 2016

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Annual IDRA La Semana del Niño Parent Institute on April 29, 2016
The PTA Comunitarios and other organizations in the lower Rio Grande Valley surveyed more than 1,600 parents about Texas’ new graduation requirements, reported on it and are now conducting new activities to inform the community and to work with their schools to ensure children are on the path to college.

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Mesa comunitaria communities take action 2016

  1. 1. Annual IDRA La Semana Del Niño Parent Institute, April 2016Annual IDRA La Semana Del Niño Parent Institute, April 2016 Mesa Comunitaria Communities take action Las comunidades toman acción
  2. 2. Annual IDRA La Semana Del Niño Parent Institute, April 2016 Presentation at:Annual IDRALa Semana Del Niño Parent Institute,April 2016 Presenters / Oradores • Elvia Alcala, Mano a Mano Coordinator • Elsa Gonzalez, RGV La Raiz Comunitario PTA • Fátima Perez, high school student • Aurelio Montemayor, IDRA Senior Education Associate and Director, IDRA’s i3 Comunitario PTA project The PTA Comunitarios and other organizations in the lower Rio Grande Valley surveyed more than 1,600 parents about Texas’ new graduation requirements, reported on it and are now conducting new activities to inform the community and to work with their schools to ensure children are on the path to college. Los PTA Comunitarios y otras organizaciones en el valle del Río Grande encuestaron más de 1,600 padres sobre los nuevos requisitos de graduación de Texas; informaron sobre estos requisitos y ahora están llevando a cabo nuevas actividades para informar a la comunidad y trabajar con sus escuelas para asegurar que todo los niños están en el camino a la universidad. Watch videos from the live stream are on IDRA’s YouTube channel. See photos from this event on IDRA’s Flickr page See the program agenda from the event (pdf). Learn more about IDRA. Sign up for IDRA email news.
  3. 3. Annual IDRA La Semana Del Niño Parent Institute, April 2016 Graduation & College Graduación y universidad • What do families know? • Are our children being prepared for college? • How do we answer these questions? • ¿Qué saben las familias? • ¿Nuestros hijos están siendo preparados para la universidad? • ¿Cómo podemos responder a estas preguntas?
  4. 4. Annual IDRA La Semana Del Niño Parent Institute, April 2016 Survey Encuesta • Creating the appropriate questions • Who conducts the survey • Rio Grande Valley - Equal Voice Network • Comunitario PTAs • House-to-house • Collecting the data • Creando preguntas apropiadas • Quien conduce la encuesta • Red de la voz por la igualdad • Comunitario PTAs • De casa a casa • Colectando la data
  5. 5. Annual IDRA La Semana Del Niño Parent Institute, April 2016 The Report El reporte • Findings • Families were not well- informed • Families did not know if their children were on a path toward college • Lo que se descubrio • Las familias no estaban bien informados • Las familias no sabian si sus hijos estaban en un camino hacia la universidad
  6. 6. Annual IDRA La Semana Del Niño Parent Institute, April 2016 Mesa Comunitaria • Informing the community • Inviting school administrators and educators • Critical dialogue • Action plans • Informando a la comunidad • Invitando a los administradores de escuelas y educadores • El diálogo crítico • Planes de acción
  7. 7. Annual IDRA La Semana Del Niño Parent Institute, April 2016 Follow-up Seguimiento • Brownsville – Saturday Workshop • Mano a Mano • Galaxy Comunitario PTA • Southmost Comunitario PTA • Proyecto Juan Diego • Rainbow Juan Diego Comunitario PTA • Vida Digna • Los Fresnos Comunitario PTA • Pharr – Saturday Mini-Mesa Comunitaria • Pharr-San Juan-Alamo ISD • ARISE • IDRA
  8. 8. Annual IDRA La Semana Del Niño Parent Institute, April 2016 Intercultural Development Research Association Dr. María “Cuca” Robledo Montecel, President & CEO 5815 Callaghan Road, Suite 101 San Antonio, Texas 78228 210-444-1710 • contact@idra.org www.idra.org Ensuring that educational opportunity and success for all students are guaranteed Sign up for IDRA email news.

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