The Office of Community Engagement’s Violence Prevention Partnership will be hosting the 3rd Annual Parent Engagement Month (PEM) during the month of April 2019! PEM is a series of citywide efforts to provide training and resources for parents to ensure they have the support to create a healthy foundation for their children.
The Partnership’s 3rd Annual Parent Engagement Month started with two Gang Awareness Trainings delivered to the Santa Rosa City Schools District English Learners Advisory Committee (DELAC) and to the Lawrence Cook Middle School Parent Club. In partnership with California Youth Outreach, the City of Santa Rosa shared resources and informed parents on creating solutions to youth and gang violence as a City and community.
The month also included a Parent Dinner in collaboration with Community Action Partnership, Santa Rosa Police Department, Legal Aid and Roseland Elementary School. The goal of the event was to support parents increase their understanding of neighborhood gangs, communication with law enforcement, and how to build community cohesion by creating safer neighborhoods.