ELPASO, Engaged Latino Parents Advancing School Outcomes, is a grassroots movement, empowering a critical mass of well-informed and skilled Latino parents who ensure that their children arrive at kindergarten ready to learn.
We created ELPASO to raise awareness of the importance of early childhood education while at the same time emphasizing the value of Latino parent leadership in the community. ELPASO involves parents at the most basic level of child growth and development, before they enter the public education system.
ELPASO was formed through deep consultation with hundreds of Latino families in Boulder County, as well as dozens of stakeholders who know well the challenges of trying to close our achievement gap.
Our Mission ELPASO is a critical mass of Latino parents who are well informed and skilled to help their children succeed in kindergarten and beyond.
Our Vision Latino families form a community movement where their children have the same opportunities to succeed as all other children.
Theory of Change If ELPASO builds the Latino parent voice by connecting parents to resources and providing natural leaders with the skills, knowledge, and power of advocacy they need, then the leaders will build a movement helping other parents ensure all Latino children enter school at grade-level, closing the achievement gap.