The YDI Family Connections VISTA (Volunteers In Service To America) Program serves to combat poverty in disadvantaged communities by:
- Engaging families in the educational lives of their children
- Creating greater equity and inclusion for historically marginalized families in education
- Engaging families in school decision-making processes
- Addressing barriers to family engagement and
- Promoting leadership in school communities.
Through YDI Family Connections, VISTAs commit to serve one year in YDI school sites, providing community outreach, conducting family/community assessments and community mapping, developing and supporting family resource centers, forging community partnerships and recruiting volunteers.
For more information, to volunteer or make a donation, please contact Arnold Ontiveros at 505-508-8430