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Urban Network Team Profiles

Broward County Council PTSA/PTA, FL

Community Demographics

60.29% receive free/reduced lunch.

Current community need:

  • Broward statistics also show a disparity among disadvantaged or low-income students in every category including reading and math proficiency, enrollment in advanced placement programs, graduation rates and college enrollment.
  • In 2011-12, only 55% of the students who graduated enrolled in college. Of those students, a majority of them were required to take remedial courses demonstrating that Broward students are not fully prepared for college or career success.
  • In 2011, 18% of the District schools were identified as racially isolated due to the high number of minority students in the schools. The District serves a highly diverse population with almost 30% of students being of Hispanic ethnicity and one out of ten students being English Language Learners. 

The grant included strong letters of support from community partners and a startup plan.

Seattle Council of PTSA, WA

Community Demographics

43 % receive free/reduced lunch.

Current community need:

  • According to the 2010 Census, southeast Seattle (zip code 98118) is the most diverse zip code in the country.
  • Social economics (high poverty), language and cultural barriers provide a major challenge to achieving authentic family engagement.
  • A large immigrant population and enrollment of students from more than 98 countries speaking more than 129 language.
    • Last year, 24% of students came from homes where English is not the first language and almost half of these received bilingual services.
    • Most of these families come from cultures where they are not expected, invited or welcomed to be involved in their student’s education.

They have a history of collaboration with the public school system and also many community partners and State PTA.

Prince George’s County PTA Council, MD

Community Demographics

Of the 202 schools in the district 48 schools participate in the free/reduced lunch program.          

Current community need:

  • Is one of the top 25 largest urban school districts in the nation.
  • In 2012-13 school district enrollment totals approximately 123,000, this includes 202 schools and special centers.
  • The Urban team will focus on areas that have been identified as either; low performing, Title I schools or schools with a high population of free and reduced meals.

They have a track record of school and community involvement and commitment.

Rochester Area Council of PTSA, MN

 Community Demographics

34.2 % in the district who receive free/reduced lunch.

Current community need:

  • In the last decade Rochester had a population increase of 24.4% which included increase in cultural, socioeconomics, and racial diversity.
  • The District Needs Assessment of 2010 indicates that specific student groups are disproportionately represented in the achievement gaps that exist in the District.
  • Review of district data, indicates that not all students received differentiated instruction that provided them access to consistently challenging curricula.

They had a concrete start up plan and identification of a diverse team.

16th District PTA/Lexington KY

Community Demographics

48.8% in district receive free/reduced lunch.

Current community need:

  • School district has one of the State’s largest minority student populations at 41% enrollment.
  • A growing immigrant and refugee population representing 72 languages/dialects.
  • Economic disparity in the district’s communities ranging from 6.5% to 97.3%

They have very strong collaborations and partnerships with community organizations.