Title 1 Family Literacy Program

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What is the Title 1 (Even Start) Family Literacy Program?       Haga click aqui. 

The federally-funded Title 1 Family Literacy Program is a school-community partnership that helps break the cycle of poverty and illiteracy by integrating early childhood education, adult literacy or adult basic education, and parenting education into a unified program. The Program helps children and families achieve the academic standards set forth by the State and uses instructional programs that are based on scientific reading research to...

  • enrich language development, extend learning, and support high levels of educational success for children from birth through age eight and their parents;
  • provide literacy services of sufficient hours and duration to make sustainable changes in a family;
  • provide integrated instructional services for families, where children and their parents learn together to develop habits of life-long learning; and
  • support families committed to education and to economic independence.

What does Title 1 (Even Start) Family Literacy program provide? 

Adult Education  - participants learn to speak, read and write the English language.

Early Childhood Education  - increasing the developmental skills of children that better prepare them for academic and social success. 

Parent Education provides parents with a wide variety of learning topics including parenting strategies, how to be advocates and role models for their children, and strategies to support their children's learning.

Interactive Literacy Activities provide a time "to increase and facilitate meaningful parent-child interactions focused primarily on language and literacy development in a high-quality learning environment where they can learn and play together." (Jacobs, 2004, p. 1977).

Home Visits provide a means for delivering literacy instruction in a familiar setting and to emphasize that parents are the child's first and most important teacher.

Who is eligible to participate in Title 1 (Even Start) Family Literacy Program?                     

  • Families who reside in the Northside Independent School District Title 1 attendance area and have children birth through age eight.
  • Families in which at least one parent needs to improve English skills.  


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Contact Information

2315 Hackamore Lane  P153-A
San Antonio, TX 78227
Phone: (210) 397-7960
Fax: (210) 645-3914

Brenda Faz-Villarreal, brenda.faz-villarreal@nisd.net

Program Secretary:
Mona Sanchez, semona.sanchez@nisd.net

Early Childhood Specialists:
Maria Isabel (Marisa) Morga, maria-isabel.morga@nisd.net
Rachel Gutierrez, raquel.gutierrez@nisd.net

Community Liaisons:
LuzMaria (Lucy) Sanchez, luzmaria.sanchez@nisd.net
Yolanda Jacquez, yolanda.jacquez@nisd.net

School Readiness Liaison:
Rosana Campos, rosana.campos@nisd.net

Parent Educator:
Griselda Garcia, griselda.garcia@nisd.net                       

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