Parent Outreach and Engagement
Harold J. Ballard Parent Center | San Diego Parent University
Welcome to the Parent Outreach and Engagement Department. Here we focus completely on your student"s success, and the incredible power you have -- as parents, guardians and families -- to help your child achieve that success.
We're here to help you be an A+ Parent... because that's where A+ students come from.
Research shows that student success in the classroom 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 to make the most of the vital school + parent partnerships. We provide so many ways to get involved, and the flexibility to meet the needs of every busy family. We offer:
Free childcare at many of our programs.
Free classes on parenting and on how to give kids effective academic support.
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 for educators. Meet our trained staff members who are expert at guiding parents and community members in effective ways of getting involved.
After all, you as parents are your child's first and most important teacher. With your help, and our programs to guide you, imagine what heights your child can reach.
Bea Fernandez, Program Manager Parent Outreach and Engagement (619) 293-4431
Ballard Parent Center
2375 Congress St.
San Diego, CA 92110