Immigrant Parents Empowerment Program is a proactive program intended to provide on-going training and information sessions about systemic barriers and teach parents how to effectively access the various systems that they and their children interact with. Many of these parents, the majority of who are single parents have little knowledge about the different institutional systems that they and their children interact with, from schools, the justice system, the police and landlords, and are also not aware of means to access essential services available to them.
This program would expose these parents, through workshops and seminars, the various institutional systems that they and their children interact with and then explain to them with the help of experts means to address specific situations such as school suspensions, failing grades, truancy etc with school officials, or how to approach the justice system if their children get into a brush with the law by bringing experts in the criminal justice system, tenancy rights, domestic violence etc. we hold periodic workshops and seminars. We provide seminars for about 10 parents every month fro a total of 120 parents a year.