Immigrant Families

32% of our student families speak a language other than English at home.

Why It Matters

  • Language barriers may prevent access to opportunities
  • Parents may face pending immigration issues even if their children were born in the U.S.
  • Parents may also lack experience with the American educational system
  • Financial aid opportunities for post-secondary education may be limited due to resident status

What We’re Doing About It

  • Providing information in both English and Spanish and the support of a bilingual staff member
  • Holding monthly Spanish speaking parent meetings and recruitment of Spanish speaking mentors to engage parents in their student’s mentor relationship.
  • Educational advocacy and college support provided for parents new to the American education system.
  • Connecting students with legal and community resources to navigate obstacles to jobs and post-secondary education.
  • Connecting families with community services in partnership with organizations supporting the needs of immigrants.
  • Recruitment of students who have completed Enlaces, a program designed to support Hispanic and Latino youth through middle school; continuing support into high school.
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Partners for Youth Opportunity  
1309 Halley Street
Durham, NC 27707 USA

Mail : [email protected]
Phone : (919) 536-4230