In partnership with Catholic Schools Collaborative and the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, M4E piloted the Maestro en Casa+ program to a set of 12 schools in South Los Angeles in January 2017. Over 100 families of English Language Learners benefited from the pilot and successfully graduated in June 2017! Based on the surveys the participants completed, the families and especially the parents of Elementary English Language Learners, loved Maestro en Casa+ for its enriching content about acculturation, English language acquisition and its Colorin Colorado resources.
Archbishop of Los Angeles, Jose H. Gomez and MATT Foundation's Executive Director Aracely Garcia Granados joined Catholic Schools Collaborative Executive Director, Ellen Holton, in congratulating the MATT Maestro en Casa Plus participants! Expanded roll-out of the program is now expected to take place in the 2017-2018 academic year! We are all so very excited!
M4E has worked in partnership with Austin ISD for over 3 years through the MATT Maestro en Casa+ Program. During their first year of implementation in 4 Elementary Schools, nearly 50 participants benefited from the the program. In 2016, MMEC + was expanded to a total of 12 campuses and approximately 90 families participated and completed the program. Becoming more and more popular through word of mouth and the Educa Austin Radio station, this last academic year saw nearly 200 MMEC+ graduates from 21 campuses! Congratulations to the nearly 400 families from Austin that have completed the program!
The M4E Work Readiness Program has successfully launched at the MAFO Conference, the
National Partnership of Farmworkers and Rural Organizations, after one year of testing at the Backside Learning Center at Churchill Downs in Louisville KY. The conference highlighted best practices from all over the U.S and MATT4Education’s Work Readiness Programs received high reviews. Participants were immediately attracted to its relevant content as they see huge social issues among Hispanic farm working communities from the lack of knowledge and awareness of the presented topics. Eighty percent of the participants requested follow-up presentations to explore the possibilities of bringing the program down to their communities. Many of them ready to start.