Altrusa is partnering with school district

Jesus Hernandez, Hispanic family/community liaison with the Lincoln County School District, shows the variety of books purchased for the parent involvement project.

A collaboration between Altrusa International of Yaquina Bay and the Lincoln County School District is helping to build trust and engagement with non-English-speaking parents. The aim is to ensure that parents feel welcome in the schools and learn skills for aiding their children’s educational success. 

The project has purchased supplies for a series of ongoing parent involvement activities, and when in-person meetings are again feasible, will also support child care during family training time. 

Supplies include bilingual books, games, puzzles and math learning supplies, such as counting cubes, measuring cups and more. Virtual meetings have been helping parents navigate current difficulties, such as pandemic-related distance and hybrid learning, and they will also receive training in using take-home “tool kits” of educational materials. 

The Siletz Tribal Charitable Contribution Fund was a major funder of this project, supplementing the funds raised by Altrusa through their community-supported fundraising events. 

Altrusa International of Yaquina Bay is dedicated to improving the lives of women and children in Lincoln County through literacy, social and health services, and educational opportunities. For more information, visit http://tinyurl.com/altrusaofyaquinabay

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