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.
Stay tuned because there is more to come. In the meantime, below are linkages to helpful information and resources to help you stay in the know about the African American/Black community at IUSD. This information will be updated regularly.
Please join us every third Tuesday of the month for the IUSD African American/Black Parent Community Meeting from 4-5:30 pm via Zoom!