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.

Sunday, April 1, 2007

April Update

As we begin the month of April, we wanted to give you an update on PIVE's progress. We are currently still setting up some of the infrastructure at the moment and getting ourselves prepared to begin. We began receiving funding from Youth Venture last week, which will greatly help us to officially start doing the real work.

As of now, we have been connecting with amazing potential volunteers. We also met with officials from the DOE Translation & Intepretation Unit. We have a list of possible schools and we will begin making calls next week, when the schools re-open after spring break.

Thanks for all of your support!

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