The Dudley T. Dougherty Foundation

Equitable Education Access for Latine Families

Grant Information
Categories Peace , Education , Community
Location United States
Cycle Year 2022
Organization Information
Organization Name (provided by applicant) Adelante Mujeres
Organization Name (provided by automatic EIN validation)
Adelante mujeres
EIN 03-0473181
Contact Information
Contact Name Ms. Andrea Chunga-celis
Phone 5039920078
2030 Main Street, Suite A
Suite A
Forest grove
Additional Information
Used for Adelante Mujeres is applying for a continuation of its Parent-Child Interaction model and to add its Parenting Education and Kindergarten Transition programs to ensure an equitable growth of Adelante’s 2Gen learning approach with our Early Childhood (ECE), Adult Education (AE), Chicas Youth Development (Chicas), and Family Engagement (FE) teams that provides all the above direct services throughout the organization and community.  Our 2Gen approach promotes healthy attachment, bonding, child development and learning for children and parents with two culturally-responsive program models. We will serve the following families and children, per program component:    -Parenting Education: 225 children and their families -Parent-Child Interaction: 141 children and their families
Benefits Due to COVID-19 and exacerbated educational and social inequities, our families served for this grant have experienced increased risk factors that impacted their child’s learning and family stability.   Protective factors are proven to keep children and their families engaged, reduce stress, and increase their ability to adapt to new circumstances. With our expansion of services to include summer programming and create year-round programming for our components of Parenting Education, Kindergarten Transition and Parent-Child Interaction, Adelante is responding to the needs of our communities as we continue to live with the pandemic and its long-term effects.
Proposal Description

Community Served: All three components (Parent-Child Interaction, Parenting Education and Kindergarten Transition) serve families throughout Washington County, OR. We increase access to high-quality early learning for Latine immigrant children from birth to 5 years old. The target population is immigrant Latine parents struggling with a new language and culture, as they raise bilingual, bicultural children. One hundred percent of our participants are low-to-extremely low income and an estimated 90% are first-generation immigrants (Low English Proficiency).  

Parenting Education: We provide culturally-specific parenting education curricula to help families expand their knowledge about child development, build effective parenting skills and strengthen parent-child relationships to enhance child’s health, development, and school readiness. We also provide English learning classes, computer skills, leadership development and GED preparation for parents.  

Parent-Child Interaction: We bring parents and children together at home, school, or in the community to play, read, interact, and learn together and improve their relationships and quality interactions. This program supports the culture of the family at the same time it promotes healthy children development in language, physical, cognitive, and social emotional.  

Kindergarten Transition: Prepare children with their social, emotional, physical, and cognitive skills needed to be successful in kindergarten by working together with parents, families, community, and schools. Our teachers provide high quality care and education to children and prepare them for kindergarten starting at 6 weeks of age in our ECE program.  


We will provide the following services in our educational sites in Forest Grove, Hillsboro, and Beaverton with families from across Washington County:  

  • 3 Adult Education classrooms (24 to 32hrs/week, 36 weeks) with Parent Leadership Education, PACT, Beyond Trauma, GED, English, and Leadership.   
  • 11 Early Childhood Education classrooms: 5 preschools and 5 infant & toddler classrooms, and 2 teen-parent classrooms.    
  • 6 Parenting series: Year ‘Round.   

For all the above components our goals are 

  • To deliver high-quality, two-generational approach, bilingual early education services to Latinx children while supporting parents/caregivers (their families) in becoming their child’s primary teacher in Washington County to ensure kindergarten readiness.  
  • Prevent Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) with preschoolers and school-aged children, culturally-responsive parent education series will be offered to help families expand their knowledge about child development, build effective parenting skills and strengthen parent-child relationships to enhance a child’s health, development, and school readiness. 

Furthermore, that all children and their families, particularly immigrants and communities of color, are achieving academic and life-long success while preserving pride in their cultural traditions, languages, and heritage.