LAS VEGAS (May 17, 2016) – The Public Education Foundation will hold a completion ceremony on Thursday (May 19) at 5:30 p.m. in the Las Vegas City Hall chambers for parents and caregivers who have successfully completed the Foundation’s Family Learning Program.
Clark County School District Chief of Staff Rick Neal, Las Vegas City Director of Department of Youth Development and Innovation Dr. Lisa Morris Hibbler and The Public Education Foundation President & CEO Judi Steele are scheduled to speak at the ceremony celebrating the accomplishments of the families.
The Foundation’s Family Learning Program, a 32-week comprehensive program, has grown in the eight years of its existence to serve seven elementary schools: Crestwood, Paul Culley, Matt Kelly, JT McWilliams, Petersen, Ruby Thomas and Sunrise Acres.
The Family Learning 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.
Some of the family service learning projects have included a school-wide uniform recycling program (Sunrise Acres Elementary School), providing care packages for the homeless (Matt Kelly Elementary School), entrance beautification (Ruby Thomas Elementary School), and creating a large mural of Nevada and its icons, coinciding with the 4th grade curriculum (JT McWilliams Elementary School).
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