One parent can make a difference. An organized group of parents can transform a community. At Familias Unidas, our parents are the well-respected authorities on education, neighborhood and civic issues for the Eastside.
You’ll be trained to:
- Advocate on behalf of the needs of your children and community.
- Voice your solutions to the most powerful decisions makers.
- Win resources and policy changes that make concrete improvements in you and your child’s life.
ADVOCATE FOR EVERY CHILD
GAIN A COMMUNITY OF PARENT ADVOCATES
We understand it can be difficult to navigate the public school system. You’re not alone. Meet other parents fighting on behalf of their children. Share stories. Learn from other parents. Get connected to resources. Join a community of parents.
BUILD A PARENT MOVEMENT
We believe building a parent movement is a critical strategy to making a positive change in our schools and communities. And we can’t do it without you. We need your leadership to recruit, activate and train your fellow parent leaders.
BECOME AN AUTHORITY WITH OUR PARENT LEADERSHIP ACADEMY
For more than twenty years, we’ve been training parents and families to advocate for resources and fair policies. We’ll introduce you to the tools and lessons of the civil rights movement and community organizing so that you can be a part of making long lasting change.
Parent voices are critical to transforming our schools and neighborhoods.
SUPPORT YOUR CHILD’S DREAMS
Parent Prep for College Prep
Want to help your child plan for college? We provide workshops to help you find out how to help your child prepare for college including qualifying for college, the application process, and financial planning.
Know Your Rights
Do you want to raise your voice as a parent, but not sure how? We understand that it can be overwhelming to navigate the school system on your own. There’s a lot of misconception about the rights that parents do and do not have on school campuses. That’s why we provide trainings to families so that they can best advocate for their child’s education.
Navigating Schools for Immigrant Children and Families
Due to the efforts of past parent advocates, immigrant students in the Eastside may have access to additional supports and resources. If your child is an English Language Learner, we provide trainings to help you understand the process and supports they deserve. We also will introduce you to the reclassification process. Additional trainings include details about AB540 and how to support undocumented families’ path to college.
BEST START EAST LA
PARENTING SKILLS 101
ACCESS TO EARLY CHILDHOOD RESOURCES
ADVOCATE FOR OUR MOST VULNERABLE CHILDREN
Do you have a child aged 0 to 5 years old?
It's critical to start early. That's why at InnerCity Struggle, we have a program specifically for parents of children ages 0 to 5. At Best Start East LA, we bring families together to advocate for access to quality early childhood programs and resources in unincorporated East Los Angeles.
From housing assistance to childcare to access to healthy food - we'll connect you to the best resources you need to help your child succeed.