From the March/April 2021 issue of Equity & Access Pre K-12
Minerva Pardo, Family Engagement Coordinator for the West Valley School District in Yakima, Washington and a national trainer for the Strengthening Families Five Protective Factor Framework, worked with the Children’s Trust Fund Alliance to translate all training materials into Spanish.Minerva led the first cohort of bilingual trainers in the nation.
Minerva leads the “Stronger Together * Más Fuertes Juntos” Initiative to proactively remove systemic barriers and create opportunities for student success. The goals of this initiative are:
- Build resilience among students, families, and communities
- Build leadership skills for parents as the first and most important teachers and advocates for their children
- Support school staff to lead family-friendly schools and culturally responsive classrooms.