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Logan Square Neighborhood Association’s Nationally Recognized “Parent Mentor Program” To Be Featured on “Education Nation”

“Every time a new parent enters the Parent Mentor program,” says Logan Square Neighborhood Association leader and Monroe School parent coordinator Martha Juarez, “I think to myself, ‘that is one more family saved.’” 

What Inspired Me to Study Parent and Community Engagement

Soo Hong, assistant professor in the Department of Education at Wellesley College discusses the origins of her interest in Parent and Community Engagement which led her to study the work of LSNA at Funston School in Chicago.

What Can Community Organizing Teach Us about Parent Engagement? Five Simple Ways to Rethink the Bake Sale.

Over the past several years, more and more evidence has emerged that effective parent engagement can positively affect school culture, working conditions, and student achievement.

Chicago Community Group Breaks Down Home-School Barriers

Great piece by Education Week about LSNA's transformative Parent Mentor Program with quotes by Shirley Reyes (LSNA Mozart Parent Coordinator), Susanna Rojas (LSNA Board Member and teacher at Mozart) and Nancy Aardema (LSNA Executive Director).

How a neighborhood organization is bringing parents and schools together so the whole community benefits.

Schools can learn from program that puts parents in classrooms

Soo Hong, author of Cord with Three Strands about LSNA Parent Mentor Program.

New Book Praises LSNA’s Work with Logan Square parents

Do you feel comfortable when you walk into your child’s school?  Have you spent time in classrooms as a Parent Mentor or Parent Tutor?  Do you or your children take classes in LSNA’s Community Learning Centers?  Do you feel that you are part of the school community and can advocate for you children?