Parent Engagement Center

About

Comprehensive services for LEAP parents

Parents are at the core of the work of the LEAP Academy. They have been engaged from the inception of the School as partners and continue to be engaged in various capacities, as board members, staff and volunteers. LEAP Parents have access to a variety of servies all geared at building an informed, empowered and involved parent body.

Leadership training, leadership positions with the Parents Council, and opportunities to serve on the school’s Board of Trustees. Opportunities for engaging in advocacy on issues of importance to the school and the community, opportunities for volunteering, parent-teacher conferences, leveraging resources and services for the school. Parents Academy through the Rutgers Centers of Excellence, access to professional training and development, connections to programs and services, and opportunities for networking. Health and wellness, counseling, and family support interventions.

Director's Message

Welcome to the LEAP Parent Engagement Center!

Engaging our parents is at the core of the LEAP mission and we are committed to working with all of our families and to providing our parents with a myriad of programs and opportunities. Our vision is to provide every parent with the opportunity to meaningfully engage in their children’s education, strengthen their home life, become active community members and transform the lives of their children and their own trajectories. Our portfolio of programs include opportunities for parents to volunteer in a variety of ways in the schools; programs geared at improving the educational and career options for parents, including college and job readiness programs; providing support services and connecting families to opportunities in the community; ensuring that every unit at the school has a parental engagement angle, so that the parent voice is present at every level; and celebrating the success and contributions of our families. Families are the backbone of our school and our parents provide for the sustainability and relevance of our mission. This is the reason for calling our parents, the “LEAP Mission Watchers.”

This year, our parents participated in over 90 school events and completed over 9,000 Parent Volunteer hours. The LEAP Parent Engagement Center is present in every building and works with Principals to ensure that we advocate for the needs of our families. Our Parents are Our Partners! We thank you for choosing LEAP

Maria Cruz

Staff

Involved parents are the key to better students

Parents are at the core of the work of the LEAP Academy. They have been engaged from the inception of the School as partners and continue to be engaged in various capacities, as board members, staff and volunteers.

Maria Cruz

Director of Parent Engagement Center

856-614-5084mcruz@leap.rutgers.edu


Resources

Involved parents are the key to better students

Parents are at the core of the work of the LEAP Academy. They have been engaged from the inception of the School as partners and continue to be engaged in various capacities, as board members, staff and volunteers.

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Calendar

2017-2018 Parent Engagement Events & Activities

To download the 2017-2018 Parent Engagement Events & Activities Calendar, please click here.

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Events for September 2017 › Parents