On November 16, 2018, the residents of The Palms Apartments were provided with a literacy learning opportunity in their community center. That evening families came with their young children to find out ways to help their child with reading. Parents were welcomed by Rowland Unified District personnel and made to feel comfortable through the assistance of our District translators. Families who spoke Spanish and Chinese attended the event and were appreciative to have access to their native language. Parents were taught a variety of reading strategies and had the opportunity to put into practice those skills immediately with their children while receiving hands on “coaching” from Rowland educators.
"Being able to connect with families in their homes is another way that Rowland shows commitment to supporting students and family members. It was an uplifting time dedicated to learning for everyone in the room,”
said Miriam Kim, Director of Community Outreach.
This was a powerful and purposeful event as Rowland continues to find ways to support innovative learning for all.
If you are interested in learning more about hosting a Rowland Families Reads event, please contact Miriam Kim at firstname.lastname@example.org.