You are invited!
Chicagoland Partners for English Language Learners (CPELL) is hosting a FREE conference on Saturday, February 1, 2014, at the Lake Shore Campus. The conference is for Loyola University Chicago School of Education students, faculty, staff, CPELL partner districts, and other area educational institutions.

Topic – Parent Engagement: Transforming Schools through Family and Community Collaboration
The CPELL program, housed within the Loyola University Chicago School of Education, invites you to join us at this free half-day conference. Dr. Soo Hong, keynote speaker and author of A Cord of Three Strands will share the three key elements that together capture the dynamic and developmental nature of successful parent engagement. Dr. Hong and local school administrators will lead a panel discussion regarding re-envisioning parental engagement; mini-presentations from local educators and associations will also be part of the event. The event concludes with a complimentary lunch and networking session.

Who should attend?
This conference will be of interest to anyone in education and all those who work with schools, families, and communities. In addition to learning about the research of Dr. Hong with the Logan Square Neighborhood Association, we are inviting you to listen and share challenges and successes of engaging low-income, non-English speaking parents to become advocates, leaders, and role models in local schools.

Register today!
Registration is easy and free. Simply e-mail your name and contact information to Once received, you will receive an e-mail confirmation along with other pertinent information for the event. Please register by January 25, 2014.