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Anaheim Union High School District hosts second annual Parent Leadership Conference

Anaheim Union High School District hosted the 2nd annual Parent Leadership Conference titled “Engaged Communities Build a Strong Democracy” at the Anaheim Convention Center on Friday, October 11, 2019 from 7:30am-2:30pm.

Araceli Chavez, Anaheim Union High School District’s Family and Community Engagement Coordinator, spoke of the critical importance of family and community engagement: “At AUHSD, we prioritize family and community engagement because we understand how essential it is for parents to become engaged in their students’ education and become active partners in this process.” Mrs. Chavez also discussed the reason for this annual conference: “The purpose of this conference is to build capacity in our parents in the areas of leadership and advocacy, as well as empowering them to support their children academically, socially, and emotionally.”

Last year, AUHSD hosted the first parent leadership conference, titled “Family Engagement: Unity through Service” and it was a huge success, with over 200 participants. This year, thanks to funding from the North Orange County Regional Consortium, Anaheim Union High School District was able to reach out to a larger audience and expand efforts to make this a regional conference. The District is invited other districts from North Orange County to participate and due to the expected high turnout of attendees, moved to the Anaheim Convention Center.

AUHSD hopes the event will help promote and expand the work around family and community engagement in Orange County.

To watch a brief video on the event and an introduction/greeting by civil rights leader Sylvia Mendez to the Parent Leadership Conference audience, please visit our YouTube channel at:
AUHSD Parent Leadership Conference
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Sylvia Mendez Parent Leadership Conference Greeting

About the Anaheim Union High School District

The Anaheim Union High School District serves approximately 29,000 students in the communities of Anaheim, Cypress, Buena Park, La Palma, and Stanton.