Family and Parental Engagement

Create asset-based, authentic partnerships with your immigrant students’ parents and families. The ILC Public Education Institute has curated these resources to help. Search below or use the “Browse” tab to explore a list of all available options.

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Engage Families to Support Immigrant Students

Blog post on involving and engaging with immigrant parents and families in a culturally responsive manner

Immigrant and Refugee Children

Compilation of resources intended to guide schools in preparing for newly enrolled unaccompanied minor and immigrant students

Building Partnerships with Immigrant Parents

Article from Educational Leadership on non-traditional parent involvement approaches used by Annandale High School

Abriendo Puertas/Opening Doors

Programs to build leadership in Latinx parents with children ages 0-5

Four Stages of Immigrant Parent Involvement

Reprinted with permission: “From Survivors to Leaders: Stages of Immigrant Parent Involvement in Schools” (Young-chan Han, 2012)

Why I’m not involved: Parental involvement from a parent’s perspective

Article sharing an immigrant mother’s personal experience with American education

Information for Limited English Proficient (LEP) Parents and Guardians and for Schools and School Districts that Communicate with Them

Fact sheet about the rights of parents and guardians who are not English proficient from the US DOJ and DOE

Developing Inclusive Multilingual Family Literacy Projects

Paper describing one school’s attempt to create a unique, asset-based multilingual literacy project with families, including challenges and recommendations

ELL Family Outreach

Videos, articles, guides, toolkits, research and reports about building partnerships with families of English language learners (ELLS)

Parent Organizing

Collection of resources, some with Spanish translations, to empower and engage parents

Immigrant Connections Online Professional Development

Webinars and self-paced courses about family engagement, cultivating leadership among immigrant parents, supporting unaccompanied minors and more
TitleDescriptionTagsAuthor
Engage Families to Support Immigrant StudentsBlog post on involving and engaging with immigrant parents and families in a culturally responsive mannerarticle/reportThe Immigrant Learning Center
ELL Family OutreachVideos, articles, guides, toolkits, research and reports about building partnerships with families of English language learners (ELLS)websiteColorin Colorado
Developing Inclusive Multilingual Family Literacy ProjectsPaper describing one school’s attempt to create a unique, asset-based multilingual literacy project with families, including challenges and recommendationsarticle/reportSarah Digby, Columbia University
Information for Limited English Proficient (LEP) Parents and Guardians and for Schools and School Districts that Communicate with ThemFact sheet about the rights of parents and guardians who are not English proficient from the US DOJ and DOEarticle/reportU.S. Department of Justice and U.S. Department of Education
Why I’m not involved: Parental involvement from a parent’s perspectiveArticle sharing an immigrant mother’s personal experience with American educationarticle/reportJung-Ah Choi
Four Stages of Immigrant Parent InvolvementReprinted with permission: “From Survivors to Leaders: Stages of Immigrant Parent Involvement in Schools” (Young-chan Han, 2012)article/reportYoung-chan Han
Abriendo Puertas/Opening DoorsPrograms to build leadership in Latinx parents with children ages 0-5websiteAbriendo Puertas/Opening Doors
Building Partnerships with Immigrant ParentsArticle from Educational Leadership on non-traditional parent involvement approaches used by Annandale High Schoolarticle/reportAndrea Sobel and Eileen Gale Kugler, Educational Leadership
Immigrant and Refugee ChildrenCompilation of resources is intended to guide schools in preparing for newly enrolled unaccompanied minor and immigrant studentswebsiteThe Center for Health and Healthcare in Schools
Immigrant Connections Online Professional DevelopmentWebinars and self-paced courses about family engagement, cultivating leadership among immigrant parents, supporting unaccompanied minors and morewebsiteImmigrant Connections
Parent OrganizingCollection of resources, some with Spanish translations, to empower and engage parentswebsiteTeaching for Change
ELLevation – EL Community ResourcesPodcasts, blogs and other resources for teachers of multilingual studentswebsiteELLevation
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