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Families for Inclusion, Diversity, and Access (FIDA) 

formerly PIDA 


Families are part of the solution to more effectively engage other families in developing strategies to help students

succeed at the high levels.



A diverse group of 12-15 family members/guardians meet for 18-hours of dialogue and action planning with a focus on academic opportunity and achievement gaps in their school.



Simultaneous interpretation is provided between English, Spanish and Mixteco as needed.Working together family members/guardians gain tools and support each other to become leaders for equity in education. Family members/guardians develop Action Plans to promote family-school efforts to increase academic equity and academic success.


FIDA Strives to:

  • Build trust and connections among a diverse group of family members/guardians to strengthen their connection with their children’s school

  • Deepen understanding of school specific achievement data and the causes of achievement and opportunity gaps

  • Explore effective strategies to promote equity in education and student success



Content of the FIDA program

Laying the foundation

Exploring passions and values about education

Understanding school specific achievement data and exploring the root causes of the achievement gap

Student Interview Project

Understanding oppression and racism

Exploring the history of the U.S. public school system

Parent Interview Project

Parent Leader panel discussion

Envisioning a school where all students succeed

School connectedness as a vehicle for equitable and effective schools

Setting priorities for action

Developing Action Plans

Planning and preparing for presentation to school, district, and community leaders

Public speaking skills

Presentation of Action Plans / Discussion with school, district, and community

Outline and confirm next steps



















For more information, email or call 805.966.2063.

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