Casa Guanajuato Quad Cities seeks parent-mentors


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Posted Online: Jan. 17, 2013, 10:47 pm
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By Anthony Watt, awatt@qconline.com
Casa Guanajuato Quad Cities is seeking parents for a pilot mentoring program at Moline and East Moline schools.

The program began in the Logan Square neighborhood in Chicago. With the help of a $1 million Illinois State Board of Education grant, it is being expanded to other areas of the state, including the Quad-Cities, according to a Casa news release.

The broadened program is administered through the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights.Parents serve as mentors for students in the classroom. The program is credited with improving parents' engagement in the schools, their relationship with staff and student performance.

"We're real excited to have it here," said Michael D. Woods, executive director of Casa. The groupo is seeking16 parents who will be split evenly between Ericsson Elementary School in Moline and Hillcrest Elementary School in East Moline, he said.

For more information, contact Yenny Andreu at yandreu@casaqc.org, (309) 736-7727 or casaqc.org.
























 



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