Supporting Immigrant Parents

Francedy Rodriguez, a Framingham parent (in the pic on the right) is originally from Colombia.  This past year she was able to get her teenage daughter Luisa from Colombia to come live with her in Framingham full time. The transition to a new country and a new school has not been without its ups and downs. But through the help of her 8th grade teacher, Mr. Marin (in the pic too) and his participation in a home visit program, Luisa is starting to find her voice and look toward her future.  Francedy wants to become a volunteer parent advocate in the community so she can spread the word about the importance of parent-teacher home visits and the positive impact this relationship-building can have on student achievement and growth.  

Francedy has been invited to present in a workshop at the upcoming Parent Teacher Home Visit National Conference in Sacramento, CA – so she can give voice to the importance of school-home visits – especially for immigrant families.  There she’ll also learn more about best practices and strategies for community parent advocacy.

The cost for travel, food, accommodations, and the GoFundMe listing is $1,250.  The non-profit national group Parent Teacher Home Visits will collect the money and set up a special account to pay Francedy’s expenses.

Can you help Francedy get to the Conference?  The Framingham, Massachusetts community of families will benefit from her participation  as she applies what she's learned there. 

The money needs to be in hand by October 1.  Francedy, Mr. Marin, and the school community and parents are very grateful for your support!!!
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    • 49 mos
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    • $20 
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    • $25 
    • 49 mos
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    • $50 (Offline)
    • 50 mos
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    • $100 
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Roberta Elise Hantgan 
Andover, MA
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