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Parent Ambassador Contacts

Sabrina Aranda 

Director
Hayward Promise Neighborhood

Phone: 510-723-3857 x 34159

Email: saranda@husd.k12.ca.us

 

Denize Maldonado 
Community Outreach and Health Education Manager
Phone: 510.361.1845
Email: dsanchez@husd.k12.ca.us

Parent Ambassador Program

Applications for the 2021-2022 School Year are now closed

Please read description before applying.

The deadline to apply has passed.

Check back next year to apply for the 2022-2023 school year. 

What is a Parent Ambassador? 

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.
 
PARENT AMBASSADOR MEETINGS
10/2/21      
Parent Ambassador Orientation
Zoom
LINK        
10/4/21     
Parent Ambassador Monthly Meeting: SSC and Parent Complaints
Slides english Slides spanish
Zoom
LINK
10/27/21       
 Parent Ambassador Board Induction
zoom link
11/1/21
Parent Ambassador Monthly Meeting: Parent/ Teacher conferences and School Closures   spanish slides
Zoom link
12/6/21
Parent Ambassador Monthly Meeting: SPSA
TBA
1/10/22
Parent Ambassador Monthly Meeting: A-G Requirements, School counselors programming
TBA
2/7/22
Parent Ambassador Monthly Meeting: LCAP
TBA
3/7/22
Parent Ambassador Monthly Meeting: HUSD Safety Protocols *CAASPP
TBA
4/4/22
Parent Ambassador Monthly Meeting: The Special Education System
TBA
5/2/22
Parent Ambassador Monthly Meeting: Attendance and the Law
TBA
6/6/22
Parent Ambassador Monthly Meeting: End of year closing
TBA
 

Parent Ambassador Calendar

2021-2022

Volunteer Authorization Process and Forms

Step 1: Obtain TB test from medical provider or one of these clinics

Clinics

English

Spanish

 

Step 2: Complete Volunteer packet and supplemental questionnaire and email to dsparks@husd.k12.ca.us

Volunteer Packet English

Volunteer Packet Spanish

Supplemental questionnaire English

Supplemental Questionnaire Spanish

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:

Informed K12 Volunteer Vaccination 

Vaccine Mandate

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 dsanchez@husd.k12.ca.us

 

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