East Salinas Moms Use Local Control Funding Formula to Advocate for Social-Emotional Learning

Baking 500 muffins for a fundraiser and being that one audience member filming their kid on stage during a talent show–is not 45-year-old Alma Loredo’s idea of an “involved parent.” Or at least, it’s not the only way she knows parents can show commitment and engage in the rearing and education of their children.

Loredo’s role as a parent leader with Padres Unidos, a committee of parents in East Salinas who advocate for more equitable learning systems–particularly in the Alisal Union School District and guided by California’s Building Healthy Communities initiative–gives her a unique perspective and an expansive definition of involved parenting.

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