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Expanding Our Reach Through Partnership

Posted by on Feb 9, 2016 in Front Page, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Somos Mayfair and Grail Family Services (GFS) are joining efforts through FIRST 5’s Family Resource Center Initiative (FRC) to provide essential support services to families with children ages 0-5.

As part of this initiative, GFS will be implementing a professional development program for Family Child Care Providers using a FIRST 5 curriculum (SEEDS) augmented with their oral language development to ensure Mayfair children are receiving quality child care.

Somos Mayfair will continue to provide parenting classes using a FIRST 5 evidenced-based model to promote strong family relationships, ensure children are ready to learn, and create connected schools and communities.

This much-awaited partnership will expand GFS and Somos Mayfair’s reach, impacting double the number of community members served in previous years.

Through the generous support of FIRST 5 Santa Clara County, GFS and Somos Mayfair are helping providers and parents foster a healthy home environment and a thriving, connected community.

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Program Highlight: EMPUJE

Posted by on Jul 12, 2015 in Front Page, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Program Highlight: EMPUJE

When Somos’ In Our Hands campaign commenced, we never imaged that community would take an active role in holding their school district accountable to community needs. However, after a few house meetings it became clear that parents were going to be strong advocates for their children’s education outside of the home… and EMPUJE (push) was born.

EMPUJE - LCFF & LCAP Interview w- Text

The parent-led committee’s first priorities included having access to a bilingual liaison at Cesar Chavez Elementary School and space.

Fast forward two years and parents in Alum Rock Union School District have not only championed a district-wide language access, translation, and interpretation policy, but also recently leveraged the State’s new school funding formula to win major improvements in school/community relations and district decision-making.

These wins translate to $1.2 million to hire full time community liaisons at every school in the district for the 2015-2016 school year, in addition to $20,000 for parent training, and access to Mathson Institute of Technology for a parent led soccer league.