Parent Engagement Center

In partnership with University Neighborhood Partners

Rose Park and surrounding neighborhoods have high numbers of immigrant and refugee households. Immigrant families are under tremendous stress to find work, pay bills, and feed their families.  Many have limited schooling and understanding of the U.S. school system.  Oftentimes, children are left to work through the complexities of the U.S. education system on their own.  

The Good Samaritan Foundation (GSF) is partnering with University Neighborhood Partners’ (UNP) Education Leadership in Schools program and a neighborhood parent advocacy group to support west side families and educators to improve student success.  

Thanks to a generous grant from the Walton Family Foundation, UNP will train Rose Park Neighborhood Center (RPNC) staff to teach the Padres Comprometidos family education curriculum; connect RPNC with school and community leaders, and offer coaching on best and next practices in family-school collaboration.  

RPNC will provide space and staff support and by partnering with UNP and the parent community advocates will expand efforts that include:

  • Coordinating classes and workshops for families learning to navigate and partner with schools.
  • Collaborating with school-site leadership teams including families, educators, and community partners.
  • Recruit students for RPNC’s English program for youth and the GSF college scholarship program.