U46 parents graduate Saturday from African-American, Hispanic leadership programs


Eighteen adults in School District U46’s parent leadership programs for African-American and Hispanic parents will graduate in a weekend ceremony.

Since 2010, the U46 African-American Parent Leadership Institute and Hispanic Parent Leadership Institute have recognized parents who complete the program in which they learn ways to better engage with their schools and encourage other parents to do the same. Graduates of the two-year program include U46 board member Veronica Noland, Elgin City Councilmember Corey Dixon and former Gail Borden Public Library District Trustee Carlos Chavez.

“The graduates of our Parent Leadership Institutes serve as an extension of the district’s own outreach efforts,” said Karla Jiménez, U46’s coordinator of family and community…

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