Café Con Leche allows parents to learn more about education and career opportunities for their children in a non-threatening setting. Facilitated by Gonzalo Robles, Educational Consultant, these forums take place in familiar places, such as schools, universities, community centers, neighborhoods and churches around the state. Robles encourages parents to discuss the fears and obstacles they face when making decisions about sending their students to a post-secondary educational institution and creating a “Culture of High Expectations” at home. Robles’ vision is to have families thinking and planning for college from the time their students enter elementary school. Café Con Leche was first developed by the Institute for Public School Initiatives (IPSI) at The University of Texas at Austin.
Geared toward parent needs.
Shares ongoing data on program success and parent concerns about school and college.
Provides college help with advice and steps to prepare students to be college-ready.
Knowledge learned over time.
Change in behaviors at school and home life.
Support and serve parents.
Connect parents to school and community activities.
Identify challenges and barriers parent’s face in creating high expectations and academic success.
Track parent progress throughout the program.
Network parents with one another and with community organizations.
Provide ongoing progress evaluation.