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Padres Comprometidos con CHISPA

UnidosUS in collaboration with the Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science developed Padres Comprometidos con CHISPA. A parent engagement program that builds the ability of Latino parents to acquire the skills they need to effectively engage with schools and play a leading role in preparing their children for college. The core program was founded on the UnidosUS Guiding Principles for Engaging Latino Parents, and addresses language and culture as assets—rather than detriments—upon which are built skills, confidence, and, ultimately, empowerment. Padres Comprometidos con CHISPA is a parent engagement program—not a training program—whose primary outcome is the fostering of a strong connection between schools and parents.

The goal of Padres Comprometidos con CHISPA is for parents to learn more about the importance of science for their child’s future, use home foundations and family support to ensure required science standards are met and exceeded, and know what school and community resources are available to help.

The aim of the program is to support parents and increase their capacity to be active partners in their children’s education; making connections with their children around science and increasing their appreciation of afterschool programs and their local science museums as an academic support network.

Click here for more information about Padres Comprometidos and Padres Comprometidos con CHISPA or contact Jose L. Rodriguez, Director of Parent and Community Engagement.

View the UnidosUS CHISPA video to learn more about CHISPA.

Author CHISPA Network Member Contributor
The CHISPA team Jose L. Rodriguez
Date Tags
October 02, 2018 Padres Comprometidos, CHISPA, UnidosUS, Parent Engagement
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This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation, Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL), under Grant No. DRL-1323516. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.