Community Education Worker Project
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.
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
Contact Antonia Lespin to enroll your family at (971) 255-9671, antonia@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.