LEAF Community Nights

LEAF Community Nights provide education for MNPS families every Wednesday from 5:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m. at Wright Middle School starting January 31, 2018. Adults will attend community workshops and ESL classes, while their children receive other enrichment opportunities, FREE of charge. Dinner and childcare for children age 3+ is provided.

Comenzando el 31 de enero de 2018, las Noches Comunitarias de LEAF brindarán educación para las familias de MNPS todos los miércoles, de 5:30 p.m. a 8:00 p.m., en Wright Middle School. Los adultos asistirán a talleres comunitarios y clases de inglés mientras sus hijos reciben GRATUITAMENTE otras oportunidades de superación académica. Se proporcionarán cena y cuidado de niños de 3 años de edad y mayores.

Thanks to an overwhelmingly positive response to the LEAF Community Night Invitation to Participate, the Integration of International Families team is proud to offer a schedule for the spring 2018 semester that is packed with valuable workshops by community partners:

January 31

Metro Social Services – Resources for your Family (Adult Workshop)

Metro Water Services – The Water Cycle (Child Workshop)

February 7

Nashville Public Library – Words & Letters
Metro Defender Education – Know Your Rights: Discipline
(Adult Programming)

Turnip Green Creative Reuse – Art Project
Battle Consulting – Literacy ARE Tool
(Child Programming)

February 14

MNPS EL Office – ACCESS Testing
Metro Defender Education – Know Your Rights: Special Ed
(Adult Programming)

Book’em – Books to Love
Battle Consulting – Literacy ARE Tool
(Child Programming)

February 21

Workforce Essentials
(Adult Programming)

Adventure Science Center – Snakes in the State!
(Child Programming)

February 28

MNPS Family Engagement – Family Portal
Siloam Health – Healthy Choices for Families
(Adult Programming)

Urban Green Lab
(Child Programming)

March 7

Mid-Semester Celebration

March 14

Mayor’s Office of New Americans – Hub Nashville
(Adult Programming)

Nashville Public Television – Mobile Learning Lab
(Child Programming)

Family & Children’s Services
(Tabling)

March 21

League of Women Voters – Transportation Referendum
(Adult Programming)

TBD
(Child Programming)

March 28

MNPS Extended Learning – Summer Learning Opportunities
(Adult Programming)

TBD
(Child Programming)

April 4

Spring Break!

April 11

MNPS Workshop
(Adult Programming)

TBD
(Child Programming)

April 18

Nashville International Center for Empowerment Workshop
Vanderbilt Pediatrics Workshop
(Adult Programming)

TBD
(Child Programming)

April 25

Vanderbilt Ingram Cancer Center Workshop
MNPS Workshop
(Adult Programming)

LETS Play
(Child Programming)

May 2

TBD
(Adult Programming)

LETS Play
(Child Programming)

May 9

Celebration
(Adult Programming)

Book Em
(Child Programming)

Short-Term Outcomes

75%
of surveyed parents would recommend the event to other families

Mid-Term Outcomes

  • 75% of parents strongly agree they have strong skills and know the available organizations that help them support their family.
  • 75% of parents strongly agree they have a good understanding of how to best support their student academically, socially, and emotionally.
  • 75% of parents strongly agree they feel comfortable communicating with their child’s school about their social and academic experiences.
  • At least 75% of parents will improve English skills to better communicate with their student’s school.
  • 50% of students will attend 60% of additional literacy and STEM enrichment opportunities that support academic success.
  • 75% of parents will develop relationships with other LEAF participants.
  • At least 50% of attendees name one community organization or available resource
  • Establish baseline with TN Ready 2016-17 and ACCESS

Long-Term Outcomes


Increase College and Career Readiness


Improve Student Literacy

Outputs

30
responses to ITP
20
approved ITP responses
60
average attendance for LEAF nights