Community Engagement Committee - Fairfax County, VA
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Fairfax County Public Schools’ Advocacy Toolkit for Parents

The toolkit is the result of collaborative work between the Minority Student Achievement Oversight Committee (MSAOC) and the Fairfax County Public Schools to help parents understand and navigate FCPS. The MSAOC compiled a variety of resources into an organized blueprint to help all parents advocate for their child’s academic growth from preschool through advocacy-toolkit-buttonHigh School graduation and ultimately to college and career success.

When every parent is equipped with the tools to help their child achieve academic success then we are closer to eliminating the achievement gap. The toolkit provides guidance not only on the school system and academic programs, but also parenting tips.

We invite you to bookmark this website and visit it often. Each month focuses on timely events and milestones to keep parents up to date and ensure a continuum of information.


Educational opportunities for our Communities

The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) is proud to present the National Directory of Scholarships, Internships, and Fellowships for Latino Students.

This represents the 6th edition of this valuable resource, the only publication of its kind to provide a comprehensive list of scholarships, internships, and fellowships targeting Latino students and young professionals.

Hispanics are the largest and youngest minority group, with a projected growth of nearly 40 percent over the next two decades. While Latino children account for the second largest group of students in the nation’s schools, 25 percent have less than a ninth grade education. Today the Latino high school dropout rate stands at 40 percent — four times higher than non-Hispanic whites. Nearly half of Latino students leave school by the eighth grade and more than 88 percent of Hispanics do not possess a bachelor’s degree.
While these statistics paint a challenging picture for the Latino community, they also threaten the success of our nation. At least one out of every two workers entering the U.S. labor force in 2025 will be of Hispanic descent. By 2030, if projections hold, over 50 percent of the Latino population will be under 24 years of age. As a Latino student, it is essential that you earn a high school diploma and gain the skills to succeed in college and the workplace.
Through our nationally recognized and award-winning leadership development programs and resources like this directory, CHCI helps students find the financial support and hands-on experience necessary to complete their education and move on to successful careers.  There are no limits to what our nation’s growing young Latinos can achieve. We hope this unique and comprehensive directory helps you on your pathway to success!


Posted on December 28th, 2014

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