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LAVC Alumna Amber Angel Invited to Speak to US Department of Education

LAVC graduate Amber Angel was invited by the U.S. Department of Education to speak on how public policy can better support student parents on college campuses at the "Better Outcomes through a 2Gen Approach: Federal Agencies Focus on Serving Whole Families" Conference in Washington, D.C.

LAVC Alumna Amber Angel Invited to Speak to US Department of Education

The U.S. Department of Education invited Amber Angel, who is a graduate of LAVC, was invited to speak at its “Better Outcomes through a 2Gen Approach: Federal Agencies Focus on Serving Whole Families” Conference on May 5 in Washington, D.C. 

In partnership with Ascend at The Aspen Institute, Amber spoke about how public policy changes can better support student parents on college campuses. Amber was also invited and serves as a student parent ambassador on Aspen's 2Gen Postsecondary Education Working Group. 

Amber is currently a senior at California State University, Northridge (CSUN) and is a student mentor at LAVC's Family Resource Center.

The “Better Outcomes through a 2Gen Approach: Federal Agencies Focus on Serving Whole Families” Conference highlighted important two-generation (2Gen) efforts—those focused on both children and families—at the U.S. Department of Education, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and other federal agencies, as well as in communities across the nation. The conference focused on strategies to help the whole family, such as economic and educational supports for parents and high-quality early learning programs for children, in the hopes of developing effective programs and policies together that create opportunities for children, parents and the adults in their lives. For more information, visit the U.S. Department of Education's Obama Administration Leaders to Discuss Benefits of Two-Generation Efforts in Early Learning Bulletin.

The LAVC Family Resource Center (FRC) provides 2Gen support services to student-parents and their young children, trains the early care and education workforce, and serves Los Angeles Valley College and the surrounding community as an Infant & Toddler Lab Site. It is a member of the Aspen Institute's Ascend Network. For more information, visit the LAVC Family Resource Center Web page.

 

 

 




Posted by: LAVC PR Office on 5/25/2016 5:00:11 PM