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For Immediate Release February 20, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Saturday, March 21, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law’s Parental Readiness and Empowerment Program (PREP), in conjunction with the Ballard Parent Center, will host two free simultaneous events.  The advocacy workshop for parents will focus upon Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and Standardized Testing.  Participants will learn about changes taking place in CCSS math and English and promoting critical thinking and problem solving skills in reading and math.  Additionally, parents will have the opportunity to meet with volunteer advocates to discuss their child’s educational needs and develop an action plan to address those needs in the Educational Consultation Clinic.  During the Youth Advocacy Workshop, participants will learn about healthy eating, human rights in the U.S, and environmental safety tips.

WHO:             Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, PREP

Ballard Parent Center

 WHAT:          Free Parent Advocacy Workshop & Clinic

  • Presented in English and Spanish on Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and new Standardized State Testing, California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) and Youth Workshop
  • Complimentary Childcare and  Lunch

  • Free Transportation from Mid-City Rosa Parks Elementary and South San Diego Euclid Trolley Station (pick up at 8:30 a.m. and leave Ballard at 1:45 p.m.); Please bring a car seat for children under 4 and/or 40 pounds.


Free Youth Advocacy Workshop

  • For 5th-12th graders
  •   Presented in English

  •   Healthy Eating Tips

  • Environmental Responsibility

  • Human Rights (rights of student in the U.S. compared to students in other countries)

  • Free Food, Games and Prizes

  • Receive Volunteer Hours

WHEN:            Saturday, March 21, 2015

9 – 9:30 a.m., Registration; 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Workshops

(Clinic:  1:30 – 2:30 p.m.)                 

WHERE:         Ballard Parent Center
2375 Congress Street
San Diego, CA 92110

Interested parents and students may register on on-site or in advance by calling 619-293-4431 or e-mailing [email protected]

About The Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
The Lawyers' Committee, a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization, was formed in 1963 at the request of President John F. Kennedy to involve the private bar in providing legal services to address racial discrimination. The Lawyers' Committee celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2013 as it continued its quest of "Moving America Toward Justice." The principal mission of the Lawyers' Committee is to secure, through the rule of law, equal justice under law, particularly in the areas of fair housing and fair lending, community development, employment, voting, education and environmental justice.

For more information about the Lawyers' Committee, visit www.lawyerscommittee.org.

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