Since 2013, JIM Enterprises, Inc. has provided second language parents a unique opportunity to immerse themselves in parent engagement curriculum designed to build confidence and participation in the school community. This successful instructional program teaches parents to use technology in order to access the easy to use JIE App with focused English Language Development instruction. Empowered parents means more student success in the classroom!
Completion Rate 78%
Improvement Rate 92%
“Our Vallecitos parents have benefited tremendously from JIE. The biggest and most obvious change that I have witnessed in them is not necessarily the acquisition of English- although they feel much more comfortable speaking the language- but rather their ability to advocate at a larger scale for their children without feeling embarrassed or intimidated by the system. They have become very united as a group and supportive of each other. Next week, they will attend the district’s board meeting to be exposed to the decision-making structure that runs the school. We are looking forward to building their advocacy capacities even further; I see leadership potential in the group, and perhaps future ELAC and PTA presidents are being trained via this program.
Dr. Alex GonzalezProgram Specialist
Migrant Education Region IX
San Diego County Office of Education