Single Mothers in Poverty

Raising ELL Children

"It takes a village to raise a child!"

Popular proverb with a straightforward message: In addition to the vital role that educators and parents play in a child's education, the broader community too has an essential role in the development of its young people and to secure high-quality education for all students.

Parent, family, and community

Parent, family, and community involvement in education correlates with higher academic performance and school improvement.
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Low-Income Environments

-1 book per every 300 children in low-income neighborhoods v.s

13 books per 1 child in middle-income neighborhoods


-Single-parent families are almost twice as likely to have low incomes compared to all families with children, and almost three times as likely to have low incomes compared to married-couple families with children


-Health problems are more prevalent among low-income families, and these families are more likely to be uninsured


-Two-thirds of ELL students come from low-income families and nearly half of ELLs in grades pre-K to 5th have parents who did not graduate from high school

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The Harsh Reality Of Immigrant Women

- 33% of immigrant female workers in New York City had experienced some form of physical or verbal abuse, most often because of their race or immigration status


- Immigrant women suffer abuse particularly from partners who use the woman’s immigration status to keep them from leaving an abusive marriage or relationship


- A 2011 report from the Applied Research Center found that more than 5,000 children living in foster care had parents who had been detained or deported from the United States


- They estimate that another 15,000 children will end up in foster care in the next five years because of immigration enforcement

Improvement in ELL students

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