The Public Education Foundation held a ceremony Tuesday at Las Vegas Academy to celebrate the accomplishments of more than 100 parents and caregivers who successfully completed The Public Education Foundation’s Family Learning Program.
The comprehensive 32-week program enables many of our culturally diverse families to become meaningfully engaged in their children’s learning at home and in school. With a focus on English, academics and family engagement in education, participants also learn organization and leadership skills through family service learning.
The Foundation’s Family Learning Program has grown in the nine years of its existence to serve eight elementary schools: Crestwood, Paul Culley, Matt Kelly, JT McWilliams, Dean Petersen, Gene Ward, Howard Hollingsworth and Sunrise Acres.
Some of the family service learning projects have included garden beautification (Gene Ward Elementary School), a mural with various character building words (J.T. McWilliams Elementary School), Jars of Hope to provide resources and inspirational testimonies to others (Matt Kelly Elementary School), and a winter coat drive (Sunrise Acres Elementary School).
The Public Education Foundation’s Family Learning Program is supported by many partners, including Clark County School District, Engelstad Family Foundation, Toyota Family Learning, National Center for Families Learning, the City of Las Vegas and the College of Southern Nevada.
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