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MALDEF currently offers PSP programs in the greater Los Angeles area and in Atlanta, Georgia.
If your school or community organization meets outside of these areas, please see the details on the Train the Trainers Program below.
There is no fee for the PSP program within the areas mentioned above, but MALDEF requires the following:
Once classes begin, we meet with parents once a week for two hours. As part of some classes, we invite guest speakers, such as teachers, a principal, a board member, a high school counselor, an elected official, or a reporter. Other classes involve a field trip to a local university, a library and/or a school board meeting. Throughout the program, parents also work on a group project to identify an area of potential improvement within their school or community, and then create an action plan to achieve progress.
A formal PSP program presentation conducted by PSP staff is a required prerequisite to launch a “training of trainers” program. MALDEF’s PSP team will gather extensive research highlighting your community’s infrastructure and demographics. This will enable MALDEF staff to assess the needs in the schools and the community, and to make recommendations for a trainers’ program. In addition, this serves as an opportunity to meet community members and determine the feasibility of delivering the program to your community.
For details regarding bringing a Train the Trainer program to your organization, please contact Kevin Alcantar, PSP Program Associate, at (213) 629-2512 x103.
MALDEF provides Train-the-Trainer workshops to groups that want to provide the Parent School Partnership (PSP) Program to parents in their communities. MALDEF staff provide training that prepares community leaders throughout the nation to become MALDEF PSP educators. The PSP program provides all of the tools necessary to launch classes for parents in communities, including handouts and templates for reproduction.
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For more information on MALDEF’s PSP programs and training information, please contact the office nearest you. For general matters, please contact our National PSP Program Office.