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.

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

PIVE featured in Washington Square News!

Washington Square News, our student-run newspaper here at NYU, published a story on us in today's paper. This is our first article, and we're very excited about it. Click here to view the story.

We are continuing to work hard toward our immediate goal of finding a school for our "pilot program." Tomorrow, we are meeting with an official from the NYC DOE Translation and Interpretation Unit, which will hopefully set us on the right path. We are also currently designing brochures, flyers and educational materials to promote language services for parents.

Once again, we want to thank all of our amazing supporters and of course Darren Levy and the editors at the Washington Square News for writing and publishing this article!

1 comment:

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