Fall Newsletter 2023
Inside The Family Place’s Season: Fall News and Highlights
Thank you for being part of our Family!
We had such a wonderful time these past few months!! We enjoyed our summer program, a warm board meeting, a week dedicated to staff professional development, and more. The return to school of our students and their families has filled us with joy.
Heartfelt thanks to all participants, staff, board members and advisory committee for making this a truly exceptional summer. 💚😁
DVAM Awareness and Advocacy
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM), and we’re dedicated to empowering survivors. We recently joined the Coalición Latina Contra la Violencia de Género (Latinx Coalition Against Domestic Violence) for a press conference on Oct 3rd, discussing domestic violence amid the DC migration crisis. Our Executive Director, Haley Wiggins, spoke to Telemundo, about survivors’ challenges.
Success Celebration: Leaders of Color Achievement! 🏅🎓
Yinzu Nairouz, our Family Services Director, successfully completed the Leaders of Color Washington DC program in August. We extend our heartfelt congratulations to her as a valued member of the class of 2023, which consists of 24 fellows. She was part of a group of dedicated leaders who have worked tirelessly to advocate for equitable policies and practices in support of students and families in Washington DC.
We are deeply grateful for Yinzu’s commitment to our organization and to the families we serve.
Enrollment Ceiling Approval for The Family Place Public Charter School
We're thrilled to announce that on August 21st, our request to increase TFPPCS’s enrollment ceiling, submitted to the DC Public Charter School Board, was approved. This will allow us to welcome up to 225 students for the 2024-25 School Year.
We extend our gratitude to the DC Public Charter School Board for granting this approval. We also want to recognize and thank our dedicated staff for their hard work in making this achievement possible. This approval marks a significant step in our growth journey, ensuring that more students in the DC area can benefit from our programs.
Our Renewed Brand: Our Exciting Next Chapter!
We're thrilled to introduce our fresh new look which we hope you’ll love as much as we do! At The Family Place and The Family Place Public Charter School, our mission remains the same: to empower low-income and immigrant families and to foster the optimal development of their young children through education and support services.
🎨 Refreshed Logo. Refreshed Colors. Same Heart. 💙 💚
This update reflects our commitment to growth and better serving our community. Thank you for being part of our journey!
SHOUT OUT TO OUR NEW PARTNERSHIP! 🤝💚
We are excited to announce our newest partnership with the Capital Area Food Bank!
We are grateful for this partnership, which greatly enhances our food distribution initiatives within the DC community. Special thanks to Idis Argueta, our HIPPY Home Visiting Coordinator, for her outstanding efforts in bringing this partnership to fruition. This partnership is making a significant impact on the lives of low-income and immigrant families in the DC area, ensuring that "Everyone deserves good food today and a bright future tomorrow".
Hispanic Heritage Month:
5 facts about Hispanic-Latinx Population
This #HispanicHeritageMonth we celebrated our diversity and thanked each one of our Hispanic-Latinx teachers, volunteers, and participants for all their contributions to our community.
“It is important for all of us to appreciate where we come from and how that history has really shaped us in ways that we might not understand” - Sonia Sotomayor
📣 HEAL WITH YOUR ART!
Are you a local artist? Would you like to make an impact on the lives of domestic violence survivors? In the context of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the Coalición Latina Contra de la Violencia de Género (Latinx Coalition Against Gender Based Violence) invites all artists in our community to be part of the actions against domestic violence in the context of the migratory crisis. You are welcome to share a commemorative piece that evokes dignity and empowerment to honor im/migrant survivors of domestic violence, which will be shared during the last activity of the month planned by the Coalition.
🗓 October 26, 2023
⏰: 6-8 pm
📍: The Mayor’s Office on Latino Affairs Frank D. Reeves Center of Municipal Affairs, 2000 14th St NW, Suite 206 Washington DC 20009
Help us spread the word! 🗣️
*This event is open to the public and is free.