Educating Latino families about the American School System for the professional success of their future generations.
Education for all
Sistema Escolar USA is committed to bridging the gap between Latino families and the education system. Our informational videos, workshops, and written materials, will support and strengthen your school's efforts toward equity, equality, inclusion and cultural competence.
wHAT WE dO
Help Latino families learn and understand the American Educational System. Show the way, step by step, in an easy and simple way in their own home language.
Help immigrant Latino families advocate as parents for themselves and their children, giving them a sense of belonging to feel connected and participate actively in their child's academic education.
Latino High School graduation rate and improving college attendance.
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The information they provide us is great, with this I have been able to help my nieces and my neighbors to pass the opportunity to understand the educational system of this country. For me, it has given me more reasons to go back to school, because education helps us to be better. Thanks to the USA School System.
"You can do what I cannot do.
I can do what you cannot do.
Together, we can do great things"
HOW WE STARTED
Sistema Escolar USA was founded by a Latino mom with a background in communications who, through her own experiences, identified the lack of information for immigrant parents in the US and translated the necessary information to their language to make it accessible in a fun and easy way format. With this in mind and her desire to help the community, she founded Sistema Escolar USA LLC.
Parents nowadays face many challenges regarding their kid’s success due to the vast amount of technology and information thrown at them. If you add to this lack of understanding due to a language barrier, those challenges are amplified. Today, the Sistema Escolar USA LLC focuses on providing education to parents on all the topics related to their children, whether it is academic, social, emotional, cultural, even safety, and hope to bridge the gap, minimize these barriers and diminish the challenges that parents face in efforts to help them, with not just their involvement and awareness, but also with their kids’ education.
Liliana Medina, Director and Workshop facilitator
MEET THE TEAM
Santi quiroga medina
Santi Quiroga Medina is from Colombia and is currently completing his degree in Communications/Journalism at Seattle Pacific University in his senior year. As the guinea pig for SEUSA's teachings and resources, he is about to graduate debt-free, and he is currently Editor-in-Chief for Seattle Pacific University's student newspaper The Falcon. Santi wants to help other immigrant students like him obtain the education they want and deserve.
Blanca Rivas Lefort
Blanca Rivas Lefort is from Mexico and has a BS in Business Management with a minor in Child Development. When she came to the U.S. as a young child, she experienced first-hand the difficulties of entering a foreign school system full of language and cultural barriers. Blanca believes that to help children be successful, parents must get involved in their education, which can only be done if they themselves understand the academic system.
Zamira Garzon assists with appointments, workshops, and projects. Born in Colombia, she is a mother of 2 and firmly believes in Sistema Escolar USA's mission of enabling immigrant families to achieve a brighter future for their children