PREP to Host Free Parent Advocacy Workshop & Clinic in Minneapolis


MEDIA ADVISORY                                                         

Stacie B. Burgess
202-662-8317, office

PREP to Host Free Parent Advocacy Workshop & Clinic in Minneapolis

On Saturday, October 1st, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law’s Parental Readiness and Empowerment Program (PREP), in conjunction with Connecting Parents to Educational Opportunities (CPEO) and Minneapolis Public Schools’ Office for Family, Student, and Community Engagement will host a free parent training on advocacy skills. Parents will learn how to improve their advocacy skills, put their rights in action, and mobilize around their children’s education. Additionally, during the Education Consultation Clinic, parents will have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with volunteer advocates to discuss their child’s educational needs and to develop an action plan to support their success. Natasha Quiroga, PREP Manager and Senior Counsel for the Educational Opportunities Project says, “We are honored to partner with Minneapolis Public Schools again to empower parents to become their child’s best advocate.”


Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, PREP        

Minneapolis Public Schools

Connecting Parents to Educational Opportunities (CPEO)

:          Free Parent Advocacy Workshop

  • Workshop will be presented in Spanish, English, Somali, and Hmong
  • Complimentary Childcare
  • Free Breakfast and Lunch

WHEN:          Saturday, October 1, 2016

9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m., Registration

10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Workshop

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., Clinic

WHERE:        MPS Davis Center
1250 W. Broadway Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55411

***Interested parents are asked to RSVP for the Workshop and Clinic by calling (612) 668-2095, by emailing, or by registering online at

About the Lawyers’ Committee
The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law (Lawyers’ Committee), a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization, was formed in 1963 at the request of President John F. Kennedy to involve the private bar in providing legal services to address racial discrimination. We celebrated our 50th anniversary in 2013 and continue our quest of “Moving America Toward Justice.” The principal mission of the Lawyers’ Committee is to secure, through the rule of law, equal justice under law, particularly in the areas of fair housing and fair lending; community development; employment; voting; education and environmental justice.  For more information about the Lawyers’ Committee, visit

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