PREP will Host a Free Special Education Workshop and Clinic



Stacie B. Burgess
Director of Communications and External Relations
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Rebecca Sturtevant
Communications Officer
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PREP to Host Free Special Education Workshop & Clinic in Minneapolis

WASHINGTON, D.C., November 10, 2015 – On Saturday, November 14th, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law’s (Lawyers’ Committee) Parental Readiness and Empowerment Program (PREP), in conjunction with the Minneapolis Public Schools’ Office for Family, Student, and Community Engagement and its Connecting Parents to Educational Opportunities (CPEO) program will host a free parent workshop on special education.

Parents will learn about the special education process, the Individualized Education Program (IEP), and how to prepare for an IEP meeting. Additionally, during the Education Consultation Clinic, parents will have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with volunteer advocates to assess their child’s educational needs and to develop an action plan to support their success. Following the workshop, families will be able to attend a family swim and gym time at the Harold Mezile North Community YMCA.


Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, PREP
Minneapolis Public Schools


Free Parent Advocacy Workshop

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


Saturday, November 14, 2015

9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m., Registration

10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Workshop

12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m., Clinic

1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., Family Swim & Gym Time (at YMCA)


MPS Davis Center                              YMCA
1250 W. Broadway Ave                     1711 W Broadway Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55411                     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, environmental justice and criminal justice.  For more information about the Lawyers’ Committee, visit

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