Parent Outreach and Engagement Program

Parent Outreach and Engagement

Please note: The Ballard Center will be closed Friday, July 24 and Monday, July 27

Harold J. Ballard Parent Center | San Diego Parent University


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Bea Fernandez, Program Manager
Parent Outreach and Engagement
(619) 293-4431
Ballard Parent Center
2375 Congress St.
San Diego, CA 92110
[email protected]

We're here to help you be an even more involved parent... because you are the most important person in your child's life - no matter what their age!

Research shows that one of the best tools for student success depends on family and community involvement in their education. Every child benefits from a strong partnership between home, community and school. It is a fact, and it works.

Teachers really want and need your help. As part of our family outreach for student success, we train faculty and staff in strengthening the vital school + parent partnership. We provide so many ways to get involved. We offer:

Free classes on parenting and on how to give kids effective academic support
Free childcare at many of our programs
No language barriers: All classes offered in multiple languages and/or with translation services
Homework help: Expert guidance on how to best help children academically at home
Solving transportation problems: To make it even easier to get involved, we take many of our programs on the road to local neighborhoods, including our popular mobile computer lab classes for parents

Come see why our Parent Outreach and Engagement Department serves as a national model. Meet our staff members who are expert at guiding parents, teachers, educators and community members in effective ways of getting involved.

After all, you. as parents, are your child's first teacher. With you getting involved, and our programs to guide you, imagine what heights your child can reach.

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