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Parent Ambassador Contacts

Sabrina Aranda 

Coordinator
Parent Engagement

Student & Parent Support Programs

Denize Maldonado 
Parent Ambassador Supervisor
Student & Parent Support Programs
Phone: 510.361.1845
Email: dsanchez@husd.k12.ca.us

Parent Ambassador Program

what is a Parent Ambassador?

HUSD, in partnership with La Familia, provides HUSD parents and guardians with the opportunity to develop leadership and advocacy skills while supporting parent engagement and the academic success of HUSD students.  The Parent Ambassador program helps increase the district’s capacity to build a community of leaders that support outreach to parents and families, and refer and link youth and their families in HUSD to health services and other school site programs and resources. 

Parent Ambassadors must be:

  • Community oriented with a commitment to providing service to others
  • Be a parent/guardian of an HUSD student 
  • Be available five hours per month to volunteer at their school site 
  • Attend some evening and weekend trainings and meetings 
    • Monthly meeting first Monday of the month
    • Two weekend orientations
    • Leadership Ambassador Training
  • Can Communicate effectively with a diverse group of parents

Role & Responsibilities of the Parent Ambassador 

  • Attend Ambassador leadership/advocacy trainings and meetings
  • Be Present at existing school site parent meetings to promote district initiatives, programs and services
  • Be available five hours per month at school site
  • Help the FES Promote parent education and involvement in various District and school programs and other activities
  • Help connect the FES and staff with outside organizations that may be beneficial for families 
  • Help recruit parents to attend parent workshops and school site activities
  • Volunteer at school events and functions (Open House, Back to School Night, field trips, etc.) 
  • Work collaboratively with school staff such as the Family Engagement Specialist and the school site principal
  • Promote health access activities at the school sites that link families to services 
  • Share parent engagement experiences, including successes and recommendations for improvement