Parents and Community
Acero Schools are “lighthouses” of resources for parents and community residents.
The structure of each school is complemented with neighborhood action and community involvement to support each school’s efforts at community building. Acero Schools draws upon its long-standing network of community relationships with local churches, schools and other community-based organizations, and works to build new relationships. As a result, the organization creates a new and effective base for parents of students to work towards common goals of healthy neighborhoods and strong families.
Acero Schools provides various programs that directly benefit community residents at the grassroots level, including English as a Second Language classes for the Spanish speaking community, health education initiatives that offer workshops to parents and local residents on positive lifestyles and preventive measures to keep families healthy and after-school programming, Working with state and local government agencies as well as foundations, Acero seeks to expand its existing programs and bring similar initiatives to community members in the areas surrounding each campus, and seeks support from local businesses to promote these opportunities for residents and parents.
Acero Schools volunteer program builds a sense of community and involves individuals on a network-wide basis, further contributing to a community-based culture not only at individual schools, but also across all Acero schools. It encompasses parent commitment in the classroom and administrative assistance in the main office, as well as at volunteer opportunities at after-school events and activities.