Who we are:
Secondary school parents who serves as guides, mentors, coaches to families in Santa Ana for the purpose of helping their children prepare for college early.
Current Team & Work:
- 35 Leaders and Promotores
- We use non-traditional methods to reach families - home visits and community presentations
- We use traditional methods as well - School Presentations and District Opportunities
- Evaluations tools are used to measure increased knowledge
Every Thursday from 9 AM - 11 AM Promotores present and give information to the people who are waiting to be served in the at the Mexican Consulate. Presentations include:
- Summer college schedule and registration dates
- Flyers for activities, events, or programs at SAC
- Community presentations schedule by Padres Promotores
- How to Schedule a home visit
Camino De Amistad:
"Camino de Amistad" is an annual event designed to increase visibility of higher education in the community of Santa Ana and to help new high school students prepare for the year ahead.
- 500 volunteers distributed 30,000 door-hangers
- All parents attend volunteer recognition lunch
- Opportunities to renew motivation to help children prepare for college
- Offer Secondary Grade Students Community Service hours for Camino De Amistad event
College is in you Child's Future Campaign:
An opportunity to expose all parents to college.
Tours include - visits to the Planetarium, visit of buildings, highlight of academic/CTE programs and support programs.
Next steps: Letters will be sent to principals announcing opportunities to bring parents for tours to be held monthly.
- Parents get clarity by asking questions such as: What do my children need to do to apply for college? What kid of classes does SAC offer youth and adults in the summer? Does SAC offer ESL and High School for adults.
- Parents become interested in knowing more and want more information at their school and want to know how they can share this information with others.
Santa Ana College Welcomes Parents:
SAC staff and parents create setting to inform parents about college with the goal that they will become prepared and empowered to support their child in college.
"Cafe y Pan Dulce" Meetings
Meetings are held monthly, two meetings on the same day, one in the morning (9 AM - 10:30 PM) and one in the evening (6 PM - 7:30 PM).
- The "language" of college
- Financial Aid and Scholarship Opportunities
- Transfer Center Information
- Student Services Programs