DPS Parent University has free seminars on finance, careers
September 11, 2012
Contact: Melissa Fowler, Communication Specialist
For Immediate Release
With another school year under way, DPS families are invited to take learning beyond the classroom by attending two free sessions in the district’s “Parent University” series.
Fall topics include budgeting and finance and careers, and were selected through suggestions by participants in the district’s Parent Symposium program last April.
These are the first two Parent University sessions of the new school year. Dates and times of the free sessions are:
Budgeting & Finance Workshop
(6-7:30 p.m., Sept. 24, DPS Community Room, Fourth and Ludlow streets)
Learn how to set up a household budget; finance a car, home or college education; and reap the day-to-day benefits of establishing a relationship with your bank. Develop an actual household budget and receive information on how to select and develop a banking relationship. DPS, Key Bank and PACE (Parents Advocating Choice in Education) are sponsoring this event.
Workshop is open to all DPS parents and family members; RSVP to Toni Perry Gillispie, DPS Director of Family and Community Engagement, at 542-3013.
(9-10:30 a.m., Oct. 27, Job Center, 1111 S. Edwin C. Moses Blvd.)
This session will cover how to use Job Center resources in a career search, job readiness, telephone interviewing, and provides information on free Job Center workshops. The workshop will end with a live demonstration of the Job Center’s computer resources available to participants, who will be able to sign into the system to access information on the top 50 jobs and employers in the region. Dayton Public Schools and The Job Center are co-sponsoring this Parent University session.
DPS Parent University began last February, with an eight-session program for the district’s ESL families. These workshops helped explain how district schools operate, how to help children succeed academically and how to become an involved member of the community.
The Parent University program is designed to connect Dayton Public Schools families with area resources, providing information on various topics that are relevant to living, learning and working in the Dayton area.
For more information, contact Toni Perry Gillispie, DPS Director of Family and Community Engagement, at 542-3013.