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African American Parent Advisory Council (AAPAC)

Mission

The mission of the African American Parent Advisory Council (AAPAC) is to provide a forum to hear the ideas of the San Francisco Unified School District’s African American/Black families, and respond to those ideas by educating and informing parents of district resources, policies, and programs. It is our goal to empower the lives of all African American/Black children and families by providing the knowledge and skills necessary to advocate for a high quality educational experience for our children. The AAPAC works to develop resources that allow families to more actively support the academic instruction their children receive and engage with educators and administrators in the San Francisco Unified School District.  

AAPAC Activities/Offerings


  • SFUSD School Board Advisory
  • Monthly Meetings
  • Parent Education Workshops
  • Community Collaboration
  • Advocacy
  • School Site Support
  • Resource Offerings
  • Black History Awareness

2018-2019 AAPAC Meeting Schedule

In an effort to reach all of San Francisco's African American/Black families, AAPAC will host monthly meetings at various SFUSD school sites. AAPAC meetings are generally held from 5:30pm - 8:00pm; dinner and childcare is provided. Meetings are open to all families of African American students and allies.

To receive up-to-date information on AAPAC monthly meetings and community resources, please request to be added to the AAPAC listserv by emailing aapac@sfusd.edu.

Upcoming Monthly General Assemblies

  • September 20, 2018
  • October 18, 2018
  • December 20, 2018
  • January 17, 2019
  • February 21, 2019
  • April 18, 2019
  • May 16, 2019

Special Events

  • September 10, 2018- HBCU Fair
  • October 23, 2018- Annual AAPAC Board Presentation
  • October 27, 2018- Advisories Alignment Summit
  • TBD- AAPAC Student Enrollment Night
  • TBD- Spring Black Family Day
  • TBD- 4th Annual College Signing Day

Major Focuses of 2018-2019

Listen

  • Black experience in SFUSD via Listening Sessions 
  • Ongoing participant feedback 

Educate

  • Learning sessions at AAPAC monthly meetings 
  • Site based AAPAC meeting push in 
  • Book distribution 
  • Community Presentations 
  • Monthly email information blasts 

Advocacy

  • Student Assignment Policy
  • Black History K-12, All Schools
  • Restorative Practices K-12, All Schools
  • AAPAC site based leadership development 
  • AAPAC/PAC/DELAC/CAC collaboration

Black History Resources for Families and School Sites

School-Wide Literacy Campaign

AAPAC Contact Information

For more information, contact the AAPAC Advisory Committee via email at aapac@sfusd.edu 

District Liaison(s)

Landon Dickey, Special Assistant to the Superintendent, African American Achievement and Leadership

Laticia Erving, African American Parent Advisory Council Program Coordinator Email: ErvingL@sfusd.edu Phone: (415) 241-6121 x1320