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ESD 105 joins Yakima partners in new family engagement fellowship

A group involving the ESD 105 Migrant Education Department, Head Start, and local partners has been selected
to participate in a national fellowship from the Flamboyan Family Engagement Fellowship.

The Flamboyan Family Engagement Fellowship, which is based in Washington, D.C., is designed to build capacity of developing a culture of family engagement with their communities. 

This local group is part of the new third cohort that involves a total of 21 people involved in education from: Baltimore, Maryland; Richmond, Virginia, and Orange County, North Carolina.  The four new teams will join a network of family engagement practitioners now involving 13 cities across the country.

During a 22-month period, the Fellowship teams will design a family engagement strategy plan to implement in their school community while building expertise by learning with and from each other and connecting with other family engagement advocates from throughout the country.

From ESD 105, the local cohort includes Early Education coordinator Maggie Mendoza and Head Start family engagement content specialist Claudia Figueroa Dominguez. Others in the five-member local cohort are Minerva Pardo (Family Engagement coordinator with West Valley School District), Danielle DeLange Nguyen (director of Early Learning at Yakima School District), and Cecilia Gonzalez (Early Learning and Parent Educational manager at La Casa Hogar).

Yakima members of Flamboyan Foundation cohort