Parental and Community Engagement
Strengthening the Family
El Valor and Head Start believe in the two-generation approach support the whole family to have a bright future of lifelong learning. With this in mind, El Valor offers parents a variety of enrichment opportunities including certification classes, first aid, parenting seminars, and family support groups. Parents will develop leadership, decision making and family advocacy skills.
PUBLIC AWARENESS CAMPAIGN
El Valor has worked dilligently to educate Latino parents through its program offering and public service announcements. The campaign, Padres Como Primeros Maestros / Parents as First Teachers, was very successful.
- $100 million in in-kind air time including during Oprah & Christina
- Of the parents that saw the campaign, 30% actually read, sang and spoke to their babies
Source: Advertising Council
A partnership with UIC, funded by the Chicago Community Trust, seeks to help improve family and community health.
El Valor’s latest initiative, Parents are Teachers/Mis Padres, Mis Maestros, empowers parents to become a part of their child’s education beginning at birth.
Degree programs for working adults who would otherwise be unable to pursue advanced education
Assistance with advocacy and public policiy
Child and workforce development workshops available
Encouraging parental interaction through family events during the school year
Engaging Mothers and Fathers
Engaging families in science and nature-based activities