Engaging Parents through Powerful Coalition Building – Podcast Episode 96 | Classnotes Podcast 96
Classnotes Podcast (October 11, 2011) Community engagement does not mean starting from scratch. Advocates in communities long have come together to tackle specific needs, like health, housing and development. José Medrano, of the START Center in South Texas, describes how, in the Texas Rio Grande Valley several such groups are working together to focus attention on education, particularly local dropout rates. The START Center (South Texas Adult Resource and Training Center) is a member of the Rio Grande Valley Equal Voice Network, which is composed of 10 community-based organizations funded by the Marguerite Casey Foundation. They are committed to creating a movement of social change through the civic engagement of the more than 25,000 people.
José, who also chairs the education committee of the RGV Equal Voice Network, is interviewed by Aurelio Montemayor, M.Ed., IDRA senior education associate.
Show length: 14:36
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¡YA! Es Tiempo
IDRA gathered more than 140 parents, community leaders, students, educators, public officials, and policymakers in July 2010 for a day of listening, dialogue and network building to improve the quality of education for all students in the Rio Grande Valley.
Rio Grande Valley Equal Voice Network
Equal Voice for America’s Families Campaign
Through partnerships with the 250 community organizations supported by Marguerite Casey Foundation, the newspaper is also able to connect journalists with families, community organizers and local experts in 14 states ( Alabama , Arkansas , Arizona , California , Florida , Georgia , Illinois , Kentucky , Louisiana , Mississippi , New Mexico , Tennessee , Texas and Washington ).
School and Community Capacity Building for Collaboration
By Aurelio M. Montemayor, M.Ed., IDRA Newsletter
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