Parent Assembly/ Asemblea de Padres

Date/Fecha: October 22, 2016 / 22 de octubre 2016
Time/Hora: 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Registration / Registración: 8:30 a.m.
Location/Dirección: Benito Juárez Community Academy, 1450 W Cermak Rd.

The Academy of Parents in Leadership (APL) is hosting a parent assembly for all Chicago Public Schools’ parents on education funding and equity for adequate resources for our community schools.

For more information, contact Nurys Uceta at nurys@gamalielmetrochi.org.

La Academia de Padres en Liderazgo (APL) tendrá un ensamblaje para los padres de todas las escuelas públicas de Chicago para pedir soluciones sobre los problemas de fondos para la educación y la equidad de los recursos adecuados para nuestras escuelas de la comunidad.

Para mas información, contacte a Nurys Uceta por e-mail nurys@gamalielmetrochi.org.

Our work in Education:

Academy of Parents in Leadership

Propósito y Visión

APL es una iniciativa educativa de Pilsen Neighbors Community Council y Gamaliel of Metro Chicago para incrementar y solidificar el involucramiento de padres en nuestras escuelas y comunidad.  El propósito de esta iniciativa es para ayudar a padres entender el poder que pueden tener en la arena pública para ser líderes fuertes y abogados en sus escuelas sobre los asuntos educacionales que les afectan a ellos, sus hijos y la comunidad.  El APL es un grupo de padres representando a varias escuelas en la comunidad.

Este programa busca darles la oportunidad a los padres para que puedan aprender basado a los que ellos necesitan para ser líderes poderosos, líderes en la educación y  abogados sobre los asuntos educacionales que les afectan a ellos su hijos, la escuelas, y su comunidad.

Este programa tendrá énfasis en esta cuatro áreas de comprensión: (1) liderazgo; (2) política de educación ; (3) involucramiento cívico; (4) educación sobre los asuntos migratorios de la comunidad y (5) interrogación de educación cultural.

Metas y Expectativas

  1.  Entender la estructura organizacional y la función de las escuelas desde los concilios, a los comités a la mesa directiva de la educación desde el distrito hasta el nivel estatal. Los participantes van ha entender su rol y responsabilidades y las oportunidades que tienen para estar más involucrados en la educación de su niños y en la escuelas.
  1. Conocer a los Cinco Principios de una Educación de Calidad (Líderes Eficiente, Colaboración entre Educadores, Familias Involucradas, Ambiente Apoyador, Instrucción Ambiciosa) y entender cómo se puede asegurar que estos principios sean implementados en sus escuelas.
  1. Entender el concepto de las escuelas comunitarias, y los recursos que colaborar con las organizaciones comunitarias les ofrecen a las escuelas para apoyar en el aprendizaje de sue niños y familias.
  1. Obtener mayor conocimiento sobre la ley Child Left Behind/ Title 1 para que los participantes puedan trabajar más cerca con la administración de CPS y en sus escuelas cuando hacen las decisiones que afectan a calidad de educación de sus niños.
  1. Aprender la importancia de la información data y cómo manejarla en relación a las evaluaciones del progreso académico de sus niños y la escuela.
  1. Entender la importancia de en involucramiento cívico y de las organizaciones comunitarias para abogar para mejor calidad de educación otros asuntos que afectan la comunidad.

Purpose and Vision

APL is an education initiative of Pilsen Neighbors Community Council and Gamaliel of Metro Chicago to increase and solidify parent involvement in schools and our community.  The purpose of this initiative is to help parents understand power in the public arena so that parents can become strong school leaders and advocates in educational issues affecting them, their children, and the community.  The APL group is made up of parents representing various schools in the community.

This program seeks to provide parents with the knowledge base needed for them to become strong education leaders and advocates in educational issues affecting them, their children, and schools in our community.

This program emphasizes the core competency areas: (1) leadership; (2) education policy; (3) civic engagement; (4) education emerging issues in immigrant communities and (5) cultural education integration.

Program Goals and Expected Learning Outcomes

  1. Understand the organizational structure and function of school from the Local School Council and parent committees to the Board of Education at the district and the state level. Participants will understand their role, responsibilities and opportunities to support their children’s education by becoming more engaged in their school.
  1. Become familiar with the Five Essentials for a Quality School (Effective Leader, Collaborative Teachers, Involved Families, Supportive Environment, Ambitious Instruction)and understand what they can do to insure that such essentials are implemented well in their schools.
  1. Understand the concept of a community schools and the type of resource that collaboration with community organizations can bring to their schools to support the learning needs of their children and their families.
  1. Get a clearer understanding of the law No Child Left Behind/ Title 1 so that participants can work more effectively with administrators in theirs school when making decisions that impact their children quality of education.
  1. Learn the importance of data and data management related to the evaluation of academic progress of children and their school.
  1. Understand the importance of civic engagement and community organization to advocate for quality education and other issues affecting our communities.

Pilsen Education Task Force

We work with the Pilsen Education Task Force (PETF) from the Pilsen Planning Committee to help students and parents of under-served communities in Pilsen, Little Village, Brighton Park, Gage Park, McKinley Park and Back of the Yards to improve the secondary education graduation rates, post-secondary education enrollment, civic involvement, and literacy rates.

The PETF is composed of area grammar school and high school administration, university representatives, parents and other Pilsen organizations.  The PETF is working on issues that concern the community on all grade levels. Every October, the PETF (consisting of GMC) holds an Education Summit every year geared towards educating  parents about higher education, and on how to speak to their children about education, health, drugs, and sex education at an early age.

We work closely with the Pilsen Planning Committee (PPC), which is made up of five task forces: Pilsen Housing, Pilsen Economic, Pilsen Community and Family, Pilsen Community Image, and the Pilsen Education. The purpose of the Pilsen Planning Committee is to construct  a strong Mexican community that is secure and healthy for all families while maintaining  the character and history of Pilsen.

University Round Table

The URT is comprised of representatives from institutions of post-secondary education and college-access advocates located in the Chicago metropolitan area and in Illinois. Its mission is to provide necessary resources for underrepresented students with a focus on successful recruitment, college access and affordability, retention, and college completion.

Members of this University Round Table:

  • Arturo Velasquez Institute
  • BUILD Chicago
  • CPS Dept. of Language and Cultural Education
  • CPS Family and Community Engagement
  • Daley College
  • DePaul University
  • LISC
  • Loyola University Chicago
  • National Louis University
  • University of Illinois at Chicago

For Information on how to join the table or on updates on the next meeting please contact : Nurys Uceta nurys@gamalielmetrochi.org.

URT Yearly Events

  • Statewide Bilingual Parent Summit (May)
  • Guadalupe A. Reyes Scholarship Committee
    • Application Review (April-May)
    • Interview Process (May-June)
    • Fundraisingto support the scholarship please click here
  • Fiesta del Sol College Day (July/August)
  • Pilsen Education Summit (October)
  • Pursue, Achieve and Transform through Higher Education (PATH) – ongoing
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