United Way Announces RFP for Parent Leadership Program at Asheville Middle

Submitted by Elisabeth on Wed, 10/25/2017 - 3:45pm
In partnership with Asheville Middle School (AMS), United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County (UWABC) seeks a local community organization to coordinate a Parent Leadership Program at Asheville Middle School. The program will be piloted in the spring of 2017 with plans to continue long-term.

What is a Parent Leadership Program?

The Parent Leadership Program is an evidenced-based and equity-focused initiative designed to build and encourage strong school and parent/family partnerships. The program will engage and support parents from low-income communities and neighborhoods who have often felt disengaged and/or disconnected from their school community. Other hallmarks of the program include:
  • Improved parent-teacher relationships
  • Increased number and diversity of adult role-models/caring adults in the school
  • Increased volunteer support for teachers at AMS
  • Increased parent voice and leadership on AMS teams and committees
  • Improved school-community relationships and support

Please view the RFP for further information, eligibility and guidance on how to apply. Proposals are due by 5p.m. on November 14, 2017

Need More Information?

United Way will host two information sessions for interested applicants to learn more about this opportunity: from 5:30-6:30 p.m. on October 30 and ​12-1 p.m. on October 31. Both sessions will be held at Asheville Middle School, 211 S. French Broad Ave, Asheville. Light refreshments will be served.
Please register here for an upcoming information session. If you are unable to attend but would like more information, please contact: Deborah Calhoun or Shari Smith.