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  • Testimonials | Educational Outreach and Student Services
    What people are saying about the American Dream Academy s Parent Involvement program These classes taught us the importance of our children s education how we can plan for their future and to become our children s best friends Personally this course was vital to my life I found out more about financial aid scholarships loans the steps to go to university and how to motivate my children to achieve their goals Ismelda Canales Parent Tolleson High School Tolleson Unified High School District We have many more parents working with our staff as a result of the ADA program Russell Sanders Principal Capitol Elementary Phoenix Elementary School District We have had parents on campus asking questions and participating which is great Cindy Campton Principal Wilson Elementary Wilson School District We have seen an increase of parental involvement We are very satisfied with the program all Isaac District schools need this Chad Geston Principal Smith Middle School Isaac School District The program has taught us about the different resources we have available and our rights to know about how our children are learning in school Our children are excited about their future at ASU because we as parents are motivated and

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  • Resources | Educational Outreach and Student Services
    10 years of university research into what schools can do to get parents involved and teach them how to support their children s academic achievement Why Do Parents Become Involved in Their Children s Education is the seminal work of Hoover Dempsey and Sandler of Vanderbilt University published in 1997 Dr Joan Walker a researcher at Pace University in New York state continues to expand upon that foundation and incorporates

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  • Research and Articles | Educational Outreach and Student Services
    can do to get parents involved and teach them how to support their children s academic achievement Why Do Parents Become Involved in Their Children s Education is the seminal work of Hoover Dempsey and Sandler of Vanderbilt University published in 1997 Dr Joan Walker a researcher at Pace University in New York State continues to expand upon that foundation and incorporates data from the American Dream Academy to quantify the success of ADA in empowering parents to advocate for their children The American Dream Academy serves as a fine example of evidence based intervention every aspect of the program is predicated on data from research on similar programs The program has had unique impacts on service and outreach functions and has provided a continuous basis for ongoing research on the most effective practices for working with this at risk population Partnerships created through ADA have expanded the profile of involved organizations especially among those in the community they directly serve Not only is the program a platform for embeddedness but also for community based research A major issue in performing community research is that residents often do not trust that researchers share their best interests while gathering data This mindset is especially true among poor and minority communities By leading with outreach and service of considerable value this program has opened doors to a wide variety of researchers who need strong relationships with schools students and parents Because Wisdom Can t be Told Journal of Teacher Education 2012 Latino Parents Motivations for Involvement in Their Children s Schooling The Elementary School Journal 2011 Why do parents become involved in their children s education Professional School Counseling 2010 Why do parents become involved in their children s education Review of Educational Research The Condition of College Career Readiness l 2011

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  • About Us | Educational Outreach and Student Services
    the number we promised to graduate in the first five years of our operation The parents of these families see themselves as stakeholders and advocates of their child s school and education They now sit on PTA boards organize parent s clubs and more than a few have gone on to become facilitators of American Dream Academy The number of youth affected by this transformation in their parents is equal to seven percent of the entire student population in Maricopa County Or put another way one of every fourteen K 12 students is the child of an ADA parent graduate Where are we going from here A financial literacy program that teaches families how to save for college and obtain financial aid is already under way in nine schools and will graduate 300 parents in the spring 2011 semester A health and wellness program that addresses medical issues commonly found in low income populations will start up in 2012 An in service teacher education program that complements our work on parental involvement will be offered in 2012 It will be taught to educators in partner schools by ADA facilitators who are also certified teachers A major research and evaluation effort on the effectiveness of American Dream Academy will begin no later than summer 2011 Individual parent engagement workshops will be offered in partnership with national distributors such as Raza Development Fund Charter School Network and Univision to promote a college going culture among Latinos The modular program is designed for schools that want to self administer 1 5 hour workshops based on ADA s core Parent Education Program Schools will receive parent handbooks on one of five topics ADA s Guide to the School System a principal s handbook facilitator training video and manual web based support for parents who

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  • History | Educational Outreach and Student Services
    the future In addition to teaching and conducting research both men believe that a great university has the resources and responsibility to solve problems in our communities both local and global Further they understood that the community has the capacity to help solve problems for itself and for others These partnerships are bridges between the university and the community and bridges to the kind of transformation that the American Dream Academy ADA was designed to engender During a presentation to faculty and staff Yzaguirre lamented the situation for Hispanic students in this country especially noting the statistics of these students failure to graduate from high school and continue on to higher education Someone in the audience asked what could be done about the problem and Yzaguirre replied that an NCLR affiliate in Southern California has achieved success with a parent education program The Parent Institute for Quality Education PIQE based in San Diego has trained thousands of parents whose students were graduating and attending college ASU s Educational Outreach and Student Services area formerly University Student Initiatives USI provided funding and institutional leadership and support for outreach efforts At that time ASU contracted PIQE to deliver the parent education program in Arizona and it was launched in fall semester 2006 at two schools Mesa Junior High School and Mitchell Elementary School A total of 251 parents graduated from the two inaugural programs After a modest beginning it became clear that ASU was providing a valuable community service and that demand would soon outstrip the ability to deliver the program Utilizing the innovative technology approach of ASU program director Alejandro Perilla expanded the program developed systems to streamline the delivery process instituted a data collection procedure created an in house production center and agent staffed call center and added a financial

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  • Staff | Educational Outreach and Student Services
    coordinates various events such as the 2010 Young Latino Male Symposium Her tenure at CDCR began in 2006 as executive assistant to founding executive director Raul Yzaguirre until his departure in October 2010 She has been with ASU since 2000 at the Kerr Cultural Center and College of Extended Education Pat received her BA and MA in history from ASU and actively engages in research writing and presenting on topics of Arizona history She spends her free time in archival research and writing fiction Chelsea Coyne is Program Manager for the American Dream Academy She comes to ADA excited to support the organization s mission and to advocate for higher education She is responsible for the oversight of ADA s courses for parents that take place in partnership with schools across the Phoenix metropolitan area She has coordinated Adult Basic Education programming in low income communities and was most recently teaching English as a Second Language at a university in Thailand Chelsea holds a Bachelor s of Arts in International Relations and Spanish Chelsea joined ASU in 2011 Ingrid Dominguez is the Program Manager responsible for the administration and auditing of our proprietary software system PRISMMS She also plans and provides training to program staff and assists in the development of workshops meetings and seminars for parents She began her career at ASU in 2007 as a volunteer facilitator and coordinator for American Dream Academy She holds a BS in Finance and International as well as a BS in strategic marketing Marcela Lopez is Program Manager for the American Dream Academy She has been affiliated with ASU since middle school through the Hispanic Mother Daughter Program Her true passion is advocating for higher education Previously she was coordinating SES tutoring for qualified Title 1 schools in the Phoenix Metropolitan area

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  • FAQ | Educational Outreach and Student Services
    do not speak English as their first language African American Hispanic and Native American students test an average twenty to thirty percentage points below white and Asian students Fewer than half of Arizona s graduates are eligible for admission to the state s universities based on their high school performance Many of those admitted to college have to enroll in lower level courses to make up for academic deficiencies Few students take advantage of funded tutoring and transfer options Q Why should parents attend the American Dream Academy classes A Empowering parents can create transformative change For students education is the key that opens the door to the American Dream a unifying method that demands each of our best efforts for the opportunity to reach our highest potential While this ideal remains elusive for many citizens colleges and universities can play a role in extending opportunity to underserved communities By providing hope and necessary tools we can help parents use their individual and collective strengths to provide their children with the focus guidance and support to achieve successful academic careers Q Is there a cost for these classes for parents A No financial support for the classes is provided by Arizona State University individual schools and districts and funding partners All course materials are provided free to participants Q What do the classes teach parents A ADA s core curriculum Realizing the American Dream gives parents the tools knowledge and confidence they need to help their children achieve academic success They learn how to become effective partners with their school other parents and the community to help make a better school for all children They learn why reading is so important and what they can do to help their children develop excellent reading skills They learn ways to prevent dropouts

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  • Contact Us | Educational Outreach and Student Services
    be happy to talk with you about the program and how to make it available to the parents at your school EMAIL info cdcr asu edu FAX 602 496 1029 Location ASU Downtown Phoenix Campus at the Mercado 542 East Monroe Street Suite D 100 Phoenix AZ 85004 2352 Alex Perilla director 602 496 1021 Pat Bonn administrative support 602 496 1020 Ingrid Dominguez data specialist 602 496 1167 Cesar

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