Literacy Partners is an adult literacy program helping low-income and immigrant parents develop the literacy and language skills they need to succeed in todays world while promoting their childrens early reading, school readiness, and social-emotional growth.
In 2019, Literacy Partners worked with Univision to create La Fuerza de Creer, a social purpose telenovela seen by more than 1.2 million viewers. The 5-episode miniseries tells the story of a community center and the families who rely on it for childcare. The story follows the drama of four different families and childcare staff, revealing to the audience the different ways that caregivers promote their childrens well-being.
We created an educational campaign for Spanish-speaking parents, caregivers, and childcare workers based on the Univision series and focusing on the strengths of Latinx families. Our external evaluator from New York University called the program uniquely successful among parenting programs. After launching the program in New York City and Miami, we have been invited to implement La Fuerza de Familias Latinas with the Philadelphia Latinx community.
The initiative includes parent engagement workshops, online videos, provider training, and other free resources to promote family literacy at home. Our pedagogical approach is rooted in popular education and parent organizing rather than didactic formal instruction. We aim to create a community of practice and a supportive peer-learning environment among Spanish-speaking educators, community organizers, and parent leaders in Philadelphia and in other cities across the country.
We are looking for a senior-level consultant to help us implement an innovative campaign to engage and educate Spanish-speaking parents, caregivers, and childcare providers in Philadelphia. The Senior Consultant will help us implement this campaign in Philadelphia over the next 8 months by:
The consultant must have a track record of success with similar community engagement projects and have an existing network to draw upon (or demonstrate the ability to rapidly create such a network). She or he must be fully bilingual in Spanish and English.
Salary will be negotiable based on experience and proposed commitment of time. Benefits include: