Community Education Worker Project

Overview

At Latino Network, we know it takes a village to raise a child. The Community Education Worker (CEW) Project connects Latino families to the community resources and social and emotional support they need to ensure children get a healthy start.

The CEW Project strengthens the relationship between parents and their children and bolsters family success through individualized support. Promotores (community health workers) visit families in their own homes to:

  • Build positive parent-child interaction skills and support parent well-being
  • Increase access to childhood health and developmental screenings
  • Create positive connections to schools and other community agencies

In addition to home visits, promotores facilitate school-based, culturally responsive parent-child workshops.

Program Details

Community Education Workers/promotores conduct home visits for low-income families, families of color, and English language learners in Portland with a focus on first-time parents who have a child under the age of six. Parent-child classes provide extra support and training during 20-week group sessions. Promotores facilitate these sessions in Spanish in schools throughout Multnomah County including:

  • James John Elementary
  • Early Boyles Elementary
  • Glenfair Elementary

Contact Lupe Campos to enroll your family at (503) 283-6881, Lupe@LatNet.org 

The Community Education Worker Project thanks the following organizations for their collaboration and support: Urban League of Portland, Native American Youth & Family Center, Multnomah County Health Department Community Capacitation Center, Early Learning Multnomah, with funding from Social Venture Partners Portland and Kaiser Permanente Community Fund.