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Leaders for Engaged & Active Parents (LEAP)
Leaders for Engaged and Active Parents (LEAP) Program works with parents to develop the necessary leadership skills and program activities in the school site plan to help school implement and improve their family engagement practices in order to ensure student success. LEAP provides intensive, ongoing support to parents in East Oakland schools to get informed, get involved and take action to improve their children’s learning and school environment through Transformative Family Engagement.
The LEAP program as four main goals. The first is to increase parent leadership and engagement at partner schools with a focus on Child Development Center & TK-3 grades. The second goal is to build capacity and infrastructure to sustain family engagement by increasing knowledge of site personnel knowledge of the standards and best practices in transformative family engagement. Our third goal is to change the culture and practice regarding family engagement. By increasing community building opportunities among parents, teachers, and staff this ensures that each site demonstrates progress on at least one standard per year using the Family Engagement Rubric. Our fourth goal is to change the story of families’ roles in Oakland schools.
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