East African Community Services’ parent engagement component of our Youth Education Program is a collaboration between EACS and similar community based organizations that share our passion for creating a healthier, cohesive support system for our children. As community-led organizations, we are deeply committed to getting parents involved in their students’ education and playing a role in their educational success.
Through a shared common vision and purpose, the Somali Parent Education Board (SPEB) and EACS will partner to close the educational opportunity gap by working together to educate and empower East African parents of school-age children in King County. EACS will provide educational services for the youth and SPEB will work with parents through hands-on informational workshops and seminars. Together we can provide a cohesive educational package that empowers the whole family by making them equal and informed partners with the school leaders.
The goal of EACS’ parent engagement campaign is to provide a support group where parents can voice their concerns, learn to monitor their students’ academic progress, build stronger relationships with teachers, and become advocates for their children within the school system.