Multicultural Family Support and Family Engagement
This panel session brings together a cross-section of family engagement and family support specialists who work with a diverse array of families in Rhode Island, ranging from recently-arrived refugee families to Hispanic, African-American and Southeast Asian families to discuss best practices.
Welcome: Mayor James Diossa, Central Falls
Sharing Partners: Panel Members
Moderator: Patricia Martinez – Executive Director for Family and Student Support, Central Falls
Abdourahim Akimana – Providence School Liaison, Dorcas International Institute of RI
Janet Pichardo – Director of Family and Community Engagement, Providence Public Schools
Candace Harper – Family Engagement Coordinator, College Crusade of RI
Vimala Phongsavanh – Director of Programs, Center for Southeast Asians
Denise DeBarros – Coordinator of Cape Verdean Students, Families, and School Community Partnerships, Central Falls School District
Mario Bueno – Executive Director, Progreso Latino
Date: Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Place: Dorcas International Institute of Rhode Island, 645 Elmwood Avenue, Providence, 1st floor.
Time: 8:30a.m. registration, continental breakfast & networking
9 – 10:30a.m. program
Register: Thank you for your interest in our program. Registration has closed. If you would like to attend, please call 290-7447
Thank you to the Rhode Island Foundation and Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island
for their generous support.
Sponsored by: Rhode Island Partnership for Community Schools
and the statewide network of Child Opportunity Zone Directors (COZ).