African American/Black

Welcome to the Irvine Unified School District's (IUSD) web page tailored to parents of African American/Black students! The goal of this page is to provide information that is culturally relatable and responsive to the unique needs of this population. We want African American/Black parents and students to feel welcome, heard, and understood. We also want to foster empowerment by providing information and resources geared toward academic success. Key strategies that we would like to put into motion when engaging African American/Black families at IUSD will include

  • Exercising cultural humility and providing culturally responsive parent education
  • Engaging in ways that are meaningful
  • Building relationships
  • Advocating parents’ and students’ needs/concerns.

Below are linkages to information and resources to help you stay in the know about the African American/Black community at IUSD. 

Click here to view African American/Black Parents' public comment to the IUSD Board

Click here to view the Portola HS BSU video Being Black in IUSD

Click here to view the University HS student Black Hair Project


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Population Snap Shot

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Community Resources

Community Meeting Slides

Presentation & Community Meeting Slides

High School Students

Parent Workshops

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Mental Health & Wellness

The District provides school-based mental health/wellness services and resources to students and families.

Advanced Learning and Differentiation

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McKinney-Vento & Foster Youth

All school-aged homeless children are entitled to the same free and appropriate public education that is provided to non-homeless students. Schools are required to remove barriers to the enrollment, attendance, and academic success of homeless students.