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Parent Ambassador Program


Sabrina Aranda 

Hayward Promise Neighborhood


510-723-3857 x 34159



Brenda Gonzalez
Community Outreach Services Manager                           



Karen Fernandez 

Parent Ambassador Specialist 




Volunteer Authorization Process and Forms

Step 1:                       

Obtain TB test from medical provider or one of these clinics.


English  - Spanish

Step 2:                                                                                                                                                                         

Complete Volunteer packet and supplemental questionnaire and email to



Step 3:

Please note, effective April 11, 2021, all volunteers must submit proof of COVID-19 vaccination or submit to weekly testing in order to be permitted to volunteer. To submit your proof of vaccination, please click on this link:

Step 4: Book Fingerprinting Appointment  with Garcia's Fingerprinting Security at Tel: (510) 582-4200
Step 5:

Complete middle section of Livescan form and take this form to your appointment as well as ALL required identity documents  listed below

HPN Livescan Form

Required identity documents

Step 6:

 Please email a headshot with your name to Denize Maldonado, Parent Ambassador Supervisor at

An HUSD representative will notify you and the supervisor once you are cleared to volunteer.


Applications Are Now Open! 

School Year 2022-2023


Apply as a Parent Ambassador

Deadline is Septmeber 16, 2022

The application for the lead parent ambassador is now CLOSED.

Click here to read the description of a Parent Ambassador Click here to read the description of a LEAD Parent Ambassador

Aplique como Padre Embajador.

La fecha límite es el 16 de septiembre del 2022

La solicitud para el padre lead embajador está CERRADA.

Haga clic aquí para leer la descripción de un Padre Embajador Haga clic aquí para leer la descripción de un Padre Embajador LEADER

Parent Ambassador application flyer

What is a Parent Ambassador? 



Parent Ambassador Orientation

Parent Ambassador Orientation Zoom Link
10/4/21      Parent Ambassador Monthly Meeting: SSC and Parent Complaints Slides English Slides Spanish Zoom LINK
10/27/21         Parent Ambassador Board Induction Zoom link
11/1/21 Parent Ambassador Monthly Meeting: Parent/ Teacher conferences and School Closures   Spanish slides Zoom link
12/6/21 Parent Ambassador Monthly Meeting: Mental Health Support Services HUB MPR
1/10/22 Parent Ambassador Monthly Meeting: A-G Requirements, School counselors programming and Independent studies and district closure Spanish slides Spanish A-G Requirements Zoom Link
2/7/22 Parent Ambassador Monthly Meeting: HUSD BUDGET   spanish slides Zoom link
3/7/22 Parent Ambassador Monthly Meeting:CAASPP and LCAP Spanish CAASPP and Spanish LCAP Zoom link
4/4/22 Parent Ambassador Monthly Meeting: The Special Education System TBA
5/2/22 Parent Ambassador Monthly Meeting: Attendance and the Law TBA
6/6/22 Parent Ambassador Monthly Meeting: End of year closing TBA

A “Parent Ambassador” is a parent or guardian of a Hayward Unified School District (HUSD) student who actively works to support their child’s school and positively promotes HUSD programs, services, events, and activities to Hayward families and community members. 


The HUSD Parent Ambassador Program seeks HUSD parents and guardians who are interested in stepping up for their community. The program provides parents and guardians with an exciting opportunity to develop leadership and advocacy skills while supporting parent and family engagement and the academic success of HUSD students. 


Ambassadors act as a liaison between the school district and the parent community, outreaching to HUSD parents and caregivers and helping link HUSD students and their families to school and community services, including health services. They also volunteer at school events and functions, such as Open House, Back to School Night, Parent University Events, field trips, tabling, etc.


Founded in 2015, over the last six years the program has grown from 26 initial volunteers to a total of 41 volunteers in 2021. Today, all 30 HUSD school have at least one Parent Ambassador assigned to their site. HUSD currently partners with La Familia, a local nonprofit mental health and community support services agency, to connect HUSD families to health and wellness services as needed. 


All Parent Ambassadors are required to go through an orientation and leadership training to inform them about the resources available to HUSD families and prepare them to be an effective advocate for their school site. Over the course of the year, they attend monthly program meetings and volunteer five hours per month at their site.