African American/Black

Welcome to the IUSD web page tailored to parents of African American/Black parents 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 through skill acquisition, providing information and resources geared towards 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 and meet parents’ and students’ needs.
  • Making concentrated efforts to build relationships.
  • Advocating for parents’ and students’ needs and 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 Relevant Resources and Information

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Presentation & Community Meeting Slides

High School Students

Parent Workshops


Mental Health & Wellness

The Mental Health and Wellness department provides social-emotional and behavioral suppor

Advanced Learning and Differentiation

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McKinney-Vento & Foster Youth

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