Services For Schools
PIC works with schools in their efforts to reach out to diverse communities, increase family-friendliness and expand parental participation through school-based learning activities. PIC also offers materials and seminars on a wide range of topics to help parents better understand school policies and accountability, what and how their children learn and what it takes to become an involved parent.
PIC provides resources and expertise to Title I school to help them create and implement effective parental involvement policies and school-parent compacts.
PIC helps schools create a welcoming atmosphere for parents and community members through the Family-Friendly Walk Through, a research-based and data-driven process that engages teachers, administrators and families in assessing a school's strengths and needs.
Parent Resource Centers
PIC works with individual schools to establish Parent Resource Centers. From 2009 to 2010 PIC dedicated $55,000 of its federal PIRC grant to encourage the creation of 14 Parent Resource Centers. These centers are a place where parents can find information about school events, their child’s grade level curriculum, meet with teachers or administrative staff and connect to the parent community within the school. View a list resource centers that PIC supported. Parent Resource Centers
Through collaborative relationships with the following agencies, we strive to promote parental involvement, child advocacy and effective partnerships between families and schools: