First Presenter's Institution

Community United Service Inc. and Savannah Early Childhood Foundation

Second Presenter's Institution

NA

Third Presenter's Institution

NA

Fourth Presenter's Institution

NA

Fifth Presenter's Institution

NA

Location

Session 6 (Scarbrough 3)

Strand #1

Academic Achievement & School Leadership

Relevance

Presenter will provide.

Brief Program Description

Parent University of Savannah is a 20-year-old community collaborative that supports families. This initiative encourages parent involvement and participation in the education of our community’s children and youth. In this session, we will describe how we have stitched together various community elements to create a capacity-building model in which the parents have an opportunity to play a major role in directing what our program does and how it does it. We will discuss how we have maintained a vitality that has attracted stakeholders and service providers to collaborate and make us more capable than ever to serve our families.

Summary

Parent University of Savannah is a 20-year-old community collaborative that supports families. This initiative encourages parent involvement and participation in the education of our community’s children and youth. In this session, we will describe how we have stitched together various community elements to create a capacity-building model in which the parents have an opportunity to play a major role in directing what our program does and how it does it. We will discuss how we have maintained a vitality that has attracted stakeholders and service providers to collaborate and make us more capable than ever to serve our families.

Evidence

Presenter will provide.

Format

Individual Presentation

Biographical Sketch

Though born and raised in Philadelphia, PA., Michael has been in Savannah for almost 45 years. He has been married for 42 years to Jo-Nell and they are the parents of three sons and a daughter, three daughters-in-law, and 10 grandchildren. He is one of the founders of Parent University and now serves as the Executive Director of Community United Services Inc., the managing entity of Parent University program. He has been the chief steward of this grassroots, community-based program since its inception in Savannah in 1999. Michael currently facilitates Parent University and its new component, the“Early Learning College” program, for the parents of children birth to five years old.

Presentation Year

2019

Start Date

3-5-2019 1:00 PM

End Date

3-5-2019 2:15 PM

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20 Years of Parent University: Going from the Grassroots to Long Term

Session 6 (Scarbrough 3)

Parent University of Savannah is a 20-year-old community collaborative that supports families. This initiative encourages parent involvement and participation in the education of our community’s children and youth. In this session, we will describe how we have stitched together various community elements to create a capacity-building model in which the parents have an opportunity to play a major role in directing what our program does and how it does it. We will discuss how we have maintained a vitality that has attracted stakeholders and service providers to collaborate and make us more capable than ever to serve our families.