FAMILY/COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT AND SUPPORT
Family outreach and communication is an important component of the ESOL/HILT program. School-based Bilingual Family Resource Assistants serve as a liaison between bicultural families and the school. ESOL/HILT sponsors school-based parent workshops: PESA (Parent Expectations Support Achievement) and PARTICIPA and an annual system-wide Multicultural Parent Conference. An active Citizens Advisory Committee makes yearly recommendations for program improvement. Partnerships with community organizations Edu-Futuro (Educación Para Nuestro Futuro) formerly Escuela Bolivia and The Mongolian School of the National Capital Area enhance the program.