Parent University

Children in a Classroom
  • Parent Involvement

    Parent University – Parent Leaders Academy is a program designed to empower parents with the knowledge and tools necessary to become effective advocates for their children. Parents participate in six workshop sessions that familiarize them with HISD and learn best practices for advocating for their children’s education. Participants are also provided babysitting, transportation, meals, and incentives.

    HISD Parent Leaders Academy


    Program Overview:

    • Specific outcome deliverables: At least 5 sessions
    • 25-40 parents must complete the program per cohort
    • Attendance or virtual completion of every session
    • Eliminate/Reduce all barriers to participation: Dinner, transportation, babysitting
    • Work with key community members to select and enroll families: Provide additional insights on the information presented
    • Weave the Dual-Capacity building framework into the sessions
    • Graduation in December 2022 and/or May 2023 for the groups
  • Parent’s Dreams and Aspirations

  • HISD 101

  • HISD 201

  • Challenges to Equity and Quality Education

  • Advocacy/Volunteerism Training

  • Take Action