Dear generous donor,
The Parent Teacher Home Visit Project is on the move and we want to truly thank you for all the support. As the warm summer months came to an end, the home visit training team naively thought our schedule would wind down too, when in fact, it was just the opposite. September came upon us and we began training like crazy all over the regional Sacramento area. In Sacramento alone our project launched at 47 school sites and then regionally spread out to the San Juan Unified School District. In San Juan we have developed a partnership training educators in their district over a 6 week professional development course. We are currently on week 4 and are hearing that it is a huge success.
Nationally, our project continues to build momentum. In September and October we visited Salem, Oregon training teachers from kindergarten through high school. In October we traveled to both St. Paul, Minnesota and down south to Montgomery, Alabama to train educators on how to build relationships with their students and families by doing home visits. Both trips were extremely positive and great cultural learning experiences for our team.
Finally, words cannot express the success of this year's PTHVP national conference last week in Reno, Nevada! Parents, teachers, administrators, school board and community members from eleven states came together to share our common efforts, expertise, challenges and opportunities. Our model is growing in leaps and bounds- just last week we were asked to help train and launch a pilot in NYC.
As the Sacramento model continues to spread nationally, we balanced the time together between the nuts and bolts of launching, expanding and sustaining a project and the need to formalize our national collaboration to better leverage funding and policy changes. We focused on our national network, building and sustaining our regional partners, and creating and nominating our national advisory board. The testimony we heard from principals in California, teachers in Colorado, parents in Massachusetts, and project partners in Washington DC provided inspiration and guidance as we framed and made our national call to action!
In your spare time we encourage you to please take a moment to read the two articles attached below, one is from a newspaper in Minnesota and the other is from the Washington Post, just click on the link type in local, education and home visits. Both are excellent representations of the work we do around the country.
Finally, we could not possibly do this local and national work without the support from you our donor. As the holiday season approaches please remember to keep our nonprofit in your heart and mind.