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    (10/24/2013) Parent University offers free workshops and a fun, innovative learning experience for parents to share information and ideas to help their children succeed in school and in life.

    Parent University, a free Parent Support Network for all New Haven Public School parents, will hold a citywide day of workshops on Saturday, Nov. 2 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Gateway Community College. A critical component of New Haven's School Change Initiative, Parent University aims to give parents the tools they need to help their children succeed in school and in life by offering free workshops.

    New Haven Public School parents are invited to participate in the day, which will include two sessions of workshops that cover a variety of academic, behavioral and life enrichment topics, including: planning and saving for college, early childhood, special education, stress management, math and literacy, how to apply for a job and addressing the needs of urban boys and girls. After lunch, there will be breakout sessions and Q&A on various topics led by key resource people, giving parents an opportunity to discuss issues of interest or concern to them.

    Parent University New Haven is free to NHPS parents and includes free breakfast and lunch and free child care for children ages 3 to 12. It goes from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and will be held at Gateway's downtown campus, 20 Church St. There will be free parking at the Temple Street garage and free bus transportation from various locations throughout the city. For more information, go to www.punh.org, or call 203-497-7055 (English) or 203-497-7056 (Spanish).

    Throughout the year, additional workshops will be offered at schools and in neighborhoods in collaboration with community organizations and other local institutions.

    Parent University New Haven is made possible through collaboration among many partners, including New Haven Public Schools, the City of New Haven, New Haven Promise, the United Way of Greater New Haven, Boost!, Gateway Community College, the State of Connecticut Department of Education, First Niagara Bank and many others.

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