African American Parent Advisory Council (AAPAC)
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 parent community, 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 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 parents to more actively support the academic instruction their children receive and engage with educators and administrators in the San Francisco Unified School District. We aim to lift every parent voice and help less engaged parents find their voice through us.
Monthly meetings are held the third Thursday of each month tentatively at Leola M. Havard located at 1520 Oakdale Avenue between 5:30PM - 8:00PM. Parents, school staff and community members are encouraged to attend and contribute to the dialogue and community organizing. Dinner, childcare and other supports are provided to AAPAC members to support their participation.
- September: School is Back. Are you Ready?
- October: Yes We Can: Advocate In and Outside of the Class
- NO MEETING IN NOVEMBER 2016
- December 15th, 2016: Celebrating 2016, Preparing for 2017
- Thursday, January 19th, 2017 Healthy Living for Healthy Black Families 5:30-8:00pm at Leola Havard.
- Thursday, February 16th, 2017 Reclaiming Black American Heritage: A Celebration of Literacy, History and Family
- Thursday, March 16th, 2017 Preparing Our Children for Academic Testing: Mind, Body and Soul
- Thursday, April 20th, 2017
- Thursday, May 18th, 2017
Fall MBSK Black Family Day Resource Fair: Saturday, September 17th, 2016, 9:00am-3:00pm Mission High School (3750 18th St SF, CA 94114)
MBSK Winter Black Family Day: Saturday, January 21, 2017 at Willie L. Brown Middle School (2055 Silver Ave) from 9:00-3:00pm.
- Back by popular demand, The Bi-Annual Black Family Day Resource Fair will be held at Willie L. Brown Middle School. The day will feature a delicious Southern buffet brunch, a community resource fair, student facilitated STEM activities, performances and workshops focusing on family empowerment and advocacy. There will also be raffles of amazing prizes such as tablets, gift cards and Warrior’s tickets. Free shuttle buses will be provided. For more information on the few pick up locations or to RSVP, please call 415-401-2555 ext. 1246. You can also RSVP by visiting http://tinyurl.com/BFDWinter2017. This event is free and open to your entire family.
Resources for Families and School Sites
Celebrate Black History Month 2017
- Suggested Reading List for Young Readers
- Suggested Reading List for Young Adults
- Suggested AA Autobiographies and Biographies
Newsletter and Updates
- AAPAC Quarterly Newsletter-August 2016
- AAPAC Updates January 2017
- AAPAC Updates February 2017
- AAPAC Updates March 2017
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