Parents as Partners: Engaging Families in College and Career Planning and Preparation

Monday, May 08, 2017
Parents as Partners: Engaging Families in College and Career Planning and Preparation
Monday, May 08, 2017 - Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Join the Indiana Youth Institute as we host a nationally recognized training. This highly interactive and practical workshop will leave you with new strategies for engaging families in college and career planning. Get help with family engagement--one of the most difficult aspects of youth work for school- and community-based practitioners alike. Research continues to show that when families are engaged in their children’s education, students are better prepared for long-term success, postsecondary education and careers. Yet, environments that foster authentic partnerships with families cannot be constructed overnight. Based on more than 16 years of experience working in the field of family and community engagement, including with low-income, immigrant and communities of color, this professional learning opportunity will provide participants with strategies on how to create meaningful partnerships with families that improve youth outcomes.


Rachel Gonzàlez |Director of School Partnerships, Families in Schools
Rachel González is the director of school partnerships at Families In Schools (FIS), a nonprofit organization dedicated to involving parents and families in their children’s education. Prior to her time at FIS, she worked as a school counselor in the Los Angeles Unified School District, and as an Academic Advisor with the federally funded TRIO Programs based at the University of Southern California. Ms. González holds a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of California, Los Angeles, a master’s degree in education counseling from the University of Southern California, as well as a Pupil Personnel Services Credential (P.P.S.).

Dates & Locations

*Registration will begin 30 minutes prior to start times listed below

Monday, May 8 1:00-4:00pm (EST)
Lawrence Education and Community Center
6501 Sunnyside Rd
Indianapolis, IN 46236

Tuesday, May 9 10:30am-1:30pm (CST)
Evansville Central Public Library
200 SE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Evansville, IN 47713

Wednesday, May 10 9:00am-12:00pm (EST)
Wilson Education Center
210 Grace Ave.
Charlestown, IN 47111

Thursday, May 11 9:00am-12:00pm (EST)
Miller Building Roberts Park
2900 N. Park Road
Connersville, IN 47331

This location has changed to: 
East Central Education Service Center
1601 Indiana Avenue
Connersville, IN 47331

Monday, May 15 9:00am-12:00pm (EST)
Region 8 Education Service Center of Northeast Indiana
1027 W. Rudisill Blvd.
Fort Wayne, IN 46807

Tuesday, May 16 1:00pm-4:00pm (EST)
Mishawaka-Penn-Harris Public Library
Spencer Gallery
209 Lincolnway East
Mishawaka, IN 46544

Wednesday, May 17 1:00pm-4:00pm (CST)
Hobart High School
2211 E. 10th Street
Hobart, IN 46142


Contact Information

  • Phone: 317-396-2700

Payment Instructions

  • Pricing and Registration 

    Per Person

    **You will select your choice of location/date during registration.**

    If you choose to pay with a purchase order, please print out a copy of your invoice (via the link on your confirmation page) and mail it with your payment to the address below.

    Indiana Youth Institute
    P.O. Box 751
    Indianapolis, IN 46206
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