Welcome to the Promoting Immigrant Voices in Education (PIVE) Blog! Please check back for updates on our latest news and events. Thanks for your support!

Our Mission:


PIVE's mission is to promote the meaningful and active participation of immigrant parents in NYC public schools.

We believe that the involvement of informed and engaged parents can raise educational outcomes in immigrant communities and create change within schools.

By collaborating with schools and community groups, PIVE works to
educate immigrant parents on their rights in schools, to help
them become more familiar with the culture of the U.S.
education system, and to empower them to become the leaders and advocates within the school community.

We also support youth leadership development and higher education as an attainable goal for all immigrant students.

Get Involved!

PIVE is a brand new organization. We need lots of support from dedicated volunteers. There are a number of ways to get involved. Translate written documents, or translate simultaneously at our events. Help us provide child care for parents attending our meetings. Teach in our ESL/Parent Leadership program. These are just three examples of a number of ways you can get involved at PIVE. Please send us an e-mail at if you are interested in volunteering with us. A small stipend may be provided.

Monday, February 12, 2007


Welcome to the Promoting Immigrant Voices in Education Blog!

Last month, we were awarded $1000 by Youth Venture to create our initiative, which promotes the access to and utilization of translation and interpretation services in New York City public schools. We are very excited to begin!

We will start by identifying a school in the Jackson Heights area that does not tend to utilize these services. After meeting with school staff and administration, we will survey the school's parents, and begin our work of outreach and workshops to ensure that every parent is aware of their right to language services.

We look forward to updating the blog soon with the latest developments!

Thank you for your continued support!

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