Cover Image

Retrieved from

Background Image

Retrieved from


Olsen, G., & Fuller, M.L. (2010). The benefits of parent involvement: what research has to say. Home-School Relations: Working Successfully with Parents and Families. Retrieved from:

Zarate, M. E. (2007). Understanding Latino parental involvement in education: perceptions, expectations, and recommendations. The Tomás Rivera Policy Institute. Retrieved from:

Grassroots Organizing

Organizing & Education Principles

Mueller, C. (2004). Ella Baker and the origins of “participatory democracy”. In J. Bobo, C. Hudley, & C. Michel (Eds.), The black studies reader (pp. 79-89). New York: Taylor & Francis Books, Inc.

Payne, C. (1989). Ella Baker and models of social change. Signs, 14 (4). Retrieved from

Local Efforts in Boston

(see websites linked to organizations)

National Efforts

(see websites linked to organizations)


Peer-Reviewed Articles

Brabeck, K., & Sibley, E. (2017). Latino immigrant students’ school experiences in the United States: the importance of family-school-community collaborations. School Community Journal 27(1), 137-158. Retrieved from

Walker, J. M. T. (2016). Realizing the American Dream: a parent education program designed to increase Latino family engagement in children’s education. Journal of Latinos and Education 15(4), 344-357. Retrieved from

Practitioner-Oriented Articles

Mitchell, C. (2016). Home-school connections help ELLs and their parents. Education Week 35(30), 12-14. Retrieved from

Stoltzfus, K. (2016). Teacher-parent communication needs to improve, studies say. Education Week – Teaching Now. Retrieved from