African American/Black

Welcome to the IUSD web page tailored to African American/Black parents and their 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 and training.
  • Engaging in ways that are meaningful and meets parents’ and students’ needs.
  • Making concentrated efforts to building 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. 

The next African American/Black Parent Community Meeting will be held on

March 28, 2023, from 5-6 pm at the Parent Center (155 Visions, Bldg. 2 Room 201).

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


Prevention and Intervention

The Prevention and Intervention department provides social-emotional and behavioral suppo

Advanced Learning and Differentiation

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McKinney-Vento & Foster Youth

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High School Students

Parent Workshops

Presentation & Community Meeting Slides