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Report On S.C. Black Parents And Their Engagement With Public Schools Released


 

 

COLUMBIASC DESA, Inc. of ColumbiaSC has recently released the 2009 South Carolina Parental Engagement Survey report. The survey that used in the report was designed to research the relationship between African-American parents and their local public schools.

 

The initiative that started the survey was implemented following the 2006 African-American Economic Summit. This event was held on the campus of Claflin University and was sponsored by Claflin University, the South Carolina Legislative Black Caucus and the South Carolina National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Funding for this event was provided by Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina and RBC Centura Bank.

 

Following the Summit, the Educational Subcommittee provided recommendations that would address parental involvement in the education of children among the African-American community. This ultimately led to the creation of the South Carolina Parental Survey and DESA’s analytical report.

 

The survey included results from 402 African-American parents from across South Carolina. Participants were granted anonymity for participating in the survey*, and in return, provided vital information detailing current relationships between schools and the communities that they serve.

 

The ultimate goal of DESA’s survey was to develop solutions that help strengthen the relationships between African-American parents and their child(ren)’s school to ensure that each child receives a quality education.

 

Throughout DESA’s report, readers can find:

·        Complete background information on the report and how it began;

·        A copy of the survey that was used;

·        Survey response statistics; and

·        Final recommendations

 

DESA’s detailed analysis has since been shared with the State Department of Education, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, the Urban League, local school boards and principals, community organizations, housing authorities and churches to help assist them in developing policies and programs that focus on enhancing the student’s overall learning experience.

 

To download a copy of DESA’s South Carolina Parental Engagement Survey report, visit www.DESAInc.com.

 

 

*Participant prize winners include:

 

$50.00 Savings Bond from First Citizens Bank:

·        Sabrina Allen of ColumbiaSC

·        Julia Hinton of ColumbiaSC

·        Gloria McGirt of DillonSC

·        Kowanna Myers of HopkinsSC

·        Linda Randall of ColumbiaSC

 

$50.00 Walmart Gift Card:

·        Sheron Capers of IrmoSC

·        Catrice Hubbard of ColumbiaSC

·        Stacie Jordan of EastoverSC

·        Sanovu Thompson of ColumbiaSC

 

$5.00 Lizard’s Thicket Gift Certificate:

·        Frederick Brown of ColumbiaSC

·        Evelyn Jacobs of EastoverSC

·        Marie Moore of ColumbiaSC

·        Marisa Rodriguez of ColumbiaSC

·        Thomasina Thomas of DarlingtonSC

·        Deborah Thorne of ColumbiaSC

·        Keisha Walker of ColumbiaSC

·        Vera White of CharlestonSC

·        Beverly Wilson of ColumbiaSC


 

 

About DESA, Inc.

 

Founded by Diane E. Sumpter in 1986, DESA, Inc. has been exceeding their client’s expectations for over 23 years. The company is a certified small, woman and minority-owned firm, offering services through five different divisions: Professional & Administrative Services; Conference & Event Management; Marketing & Communications; Construction & Project Management and Global Business Services. Local and national clients include those in the city, county, state, federal and private sectors. Complete information on DESA can be found by visiting www.DESAInc.com.



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