United Way Celebrates Parents

United Way Celebrates Parents

Recently, more than one hundred parents were celebrated at the Center at Cathedral Plaza for their participation in Public School Choice sessions for 25 low-performing schools at LASUD.

Public School Choice (PSC) was created by the Los Angeles Unified School District to turn its lowest-performing schools around by allowing teams of educators, nonprofits and charter school operators to submit proposals to run those campuses.

Those who attended the celebration are a fraction of the more than 4,000 parents who participated in PSC engagement sessions from last October to February of this year. Their feedback was condensed into a report Voices for Change presented to LAUSD Superintendent John Deasy to assist in his decision of improving the 25 low-performing schools.

The event also included a special recognition of four LAUSD parents, Patty Lopez , Eva Vizcarra, Ricardo Benitez; and Mayra Todd for their work in building partnerships between parents and local schools.

Maria Casillas Chief Officer for School, Family, and Parent/ Community Services, LAUSD, was the featured speaker and  applauded their perseverance and collective spirit. “Our education system will only improve,” when parents like you continue to partner actively with our schools. “Parents need to exercise their rights, work together, and realize the power they have to reshape our education system.”

Check out these photos from the event:

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