BCPS in the News

Unveiling of Unique Family Learning Program

Thursday, March 24, 2016
 
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WHAT:
Toyota, the National Center for Families Learning (NCFL) and Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) will unveil a unique family learning program. Called Toyota Family Learning, it offers a solution to the  educational challenges facing low-income and diverse families.
        
Broward County is one of 14 communities nationwide to become part of the Toyota Family Learning program. One other city will be rolled out this year. In total, Toyota has committed $10 million over a six-year period for this national education initiative.
        
WHEN:
Wednesday, March 30, 2016, at 10:30 a.m.
      
WHERE:          
Village Multipurpose Center
2240 NW 68th Avenue
Sunrise, FL 33313


INTERVIEW/PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES:
Current program participants will be available for interviews, including both parent and child, in the classroom setting.
      
BACKGROUND:
Toyota Family Learning expands BCPS family literacy programs, empowering parents and caregivers, as well as their children, to become engaged in their schools and communities. It also leverages technology as parents and children learn together and serve their communities through Family Service Learning projects. Parents also learn job skills, become more familiar with technology, financial literacy and service learning.
        
PARTICIPANTS:
    •    Luis Rosero, Director of Toyota’s Hispanic Business Strategy Group,
    •    Toyota Motor North America, Inc.
    •    Sharon Darling, President and Founder, National Center for Families Learning
    •    Dr. Rosalind Osgood, Chair, School Board of Broward County, Florida
    •    Robert W. Runcie, Superintendent, BCPS
    •    Michael J. Ryan, Mayor, City of Sunrise
    •    Dr. Valerie Wanza, BCPS Chief School Performance and Accountability Officer
    •    Carletha Shaw, Principal, BCPS Community School South
    •    Maria Palomera, Toyota Family Learning participant