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Parent Ambassador Program

CONTACTS

Sabrina Aranda 

Director

saranda@husd.k12.ca.us

 

Yelitza Peña

SPSP Coordinator

ypena@husd.k12.ca.us 

 

Brenda Gonzalez
Community Outreach Services Manager                           

bgonzalez@lafamiliacounseling.org         

510-305-8100             

                          

Karen Fernandez 

Parent Ambassador Specialist

kf230@husd.k12.ca.us 

510-723-3857 ext.34198

 

 

 

Volunteer Authorization Process and Forms

 
Step 1:                       

Obtain TB test from medical provider or one of these clinics.

 

English  - Spanish

Step 2:                                                                                                                                                                         

Complete Volunteer packet and supplemental questionnaire and email to dsparks@husd.k12.ca.us

 

 

Step 3:

Please note, effective April 11, 2021, all volunteers must submit proof of COVID-19 vaccination or submit to weekly testing in order to be permitted to volunteer. To submit your proof of vaccination, please click on this link:

Step 4: Book Fingerprinting Appointment  with Garcia's Fingerprinting Security at Tel: (510) 582-4200
Step 5:

Complete middle section of Livescan form and take this form to your appointment as well as ALL required identity documents  listed below

HPN Livescan Form

Required identity documents

Step 6:

 Please email a headshot with your name to Denize Maldonado, Parent Ambassador Supervisor at bg347@husd.k12.ca.us

An HUSD representative will notify you and the supervisor once you are cleared to volunteer.

 

Applications Are Now Closed! 

School Year 2022-2023


The parent ambassador application is now closed for the 2022-2023 school year. We are currently still accepting applications only for Brenkwitz Continuation School and East Ave. To apply click here.

For more information please contact Brenda Gonzalez, 510-305-8100 or Karen Fernandez 510-723-3857 ext. 34198


La solicitud de padres embajadores ahora está cerrada para el año escolar 2022-2023. Actualmente seguimos aceptando solicitudes solo para Brenkwitz Continuation School y East Ave. Para presentar una solicitud, haga clic aquí.

Para obtener más información, comuníquese con Brenda González, 510-305-8100 o Karen Fernández 510-723-3857 ext. 34198

Parent Ambassador application flyer

A “Parent Ambassador” is a parent or guardian of a Hayward Unified School District (HUSD) student who actively works to support their child’s school and positively promotes HUSD programs, services, events, and activities to Hayward families and community members. 

 

The HUSD Parent Ambassador Program seeks HUSD parents and guardians who are interested in stepping up for their community. The program provides parents and guardians with an exciting opportunity to develop leadership and advocacy skills while supporting parent and family engagement and the academic success of HUSD students. 

 

Ambassadors act as a liaison between the school district and the parent community, outreaching to HUSD parents and caregivers and helping link HUSD students and their families to school and community services, including health services. They also volunteer at school events and functions, such as Open House, Back to School Night, Parent University Events, field trips, tabling, etc.

 

Founded in 2015, over the last six years the program has grown from 26 initial volunteers to a total of 41 volunteers in 2021. Today, all 30 HUSD school have at least one Parent Ambassador assigned to their site. HUSD currently partners with La Familia, a local nonprofit mental health and community support services agency, to connect HUSD families to health and wellness services as needed. 

 

All Parent Ambassadors are required to go through an orientation and leadership training to inform them about the resources available to HUSD families and prepare them to be an effective advocate for their school site. Over the course of the year, they attend monthly program meetings and volunteer five hours per month at their site.