Important Resources in Los Angeles Unified School District
Adult and Career Education Division – Offers free or low cost classes in areas such as ESL, supporting academic achievement, parenting, citizenship, supporting children with special needs; 213-62-LEARN, http://www.adultinstruction.org/.
Complaint Response Unit/Parent Resource Network – Provides information on the Individualize Education Plan (IEP) process for children with special needs, and can provide information on advocacy groups if families need further assistance; (800) 933-8133.
Early Childhood Education Division – Provides parents with information on pre-school programs near them, and resources focused on childhood development; (213) 481-3380.
Office of Parents and Community Services – Provides answers to any questions on parent involvement, including local district contacts information for parent concerns, and offers assistance to schools and parents on mandatory committees/councils, and central advisory committees; 866-669-7272, http://sfpc.lausd.k12.ca.us/pcsb.
Important Community Resources
211 – Call 2-1-1 for information or referrals to services for every day needs and in times of crisis such as basic human needs, physical and mental health resources, family support.
Literacy Centers – Refers adults 16 and older to ESL classes, tutoring and self-help materials to wishing to improve their reading, speaking and/or writing skills in English; (562) 940-8511
KCET’s A Place of Our Own – A television program and website for individual that are caring for young children offers exceptional tips for parents, various resources, learning activities, information on childcare needs. http://www.aplaceofourown.org,
Resources for Parent Leadership and Advocacy
Abriendo Puertas program – Parent advocacy training focused on early childhood; 213-974-9739
California Association for Bilingual Education (CABE) – Parent Information Resource Center; 626-814-4441 or 1-800-814-967
Central American Resource Center (CARECEN) – Immigration & legal services; (213) 385-7800
Los Angeles Parent’s Union – Parent empowerment to transform public schools through collective action; (213) 621-3052 http://www.laparentsunion.org/