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Parent Ambassador Program


Sabrina Aranda                   Director


Yelitza Peña                               SPSP Coordinator  


Brenda Gonzalez
Parent Ambassador                   Lead Specialist                               510-305-8100             


Parent Ambassador application flyer

Apply to become a Parent Ambassador. Applications open May 1st, 2023 and close September 1st, 2023. Apply by clicking here.

Aplique para ser un Padre Embajador. Las solicitudes abren el 1 de mayo de 2023 y cierran el 1 de septiembre de 2023. Para aplicar haga click aquí.

Parent Ambassador meetings take place on a monthly basis from 6:00-8:00pm at the Parent Hub (24823 Soto Road) in the Multipurpose Room. Meetings are geared towards Parent Ambassadors and we welcome any interested parent or guardian to attend as well. 

Parent Ambassador Meeting Calendar
Date Topic
November 7, 2022 Social-Emotional Learning
December 5, 2022 Best Practices for Parent Conferences
January 9, 2023 College & Career
February 6, 2023 Literacy
March 6, 2023 HUSD Budget 101 for Parents
April 10, 2023 Navigating Special Education for Parents
May 1, 2023 Community Schools Presentation
June 5, 2023

End of the Year Review and Annual Reflections

A “Parent Ambassador” is a parent or guardian of a Hayward Unified School District (HUSD) student who actively works to support their child’s school and positively promotes HUSD programs, services, events, and activities to Hayward families and community members. 


The HUSD Parent Ambassador Program seeks HUSD parents and guardians who are interested in stepping up for their community. The program provides parents and guardians with an exciting opportunity to develop leadership and advocacy skills while supporting parent and family engagement and the academic success of HUSD students. 


Ambassadors act as a liaison between the school district and the parent community, outreaching to HUSD parents and caregivers and helping link HUSD students and their families to school and community services, including health services. They also volunteer at school events and functions, such as Open House, Back to School Night, Parent University Events, field trips, tabling, etc.


Founded in 2015, over the last six years the program has grown from 26 initial volunteers to a total of 41 volunteers in 2021. Today, all 30 HUSD school have at least one Parent Ambassador assigned to their site. HUSD currently partners with La Familia, a local nonprofit mental health and community support services agency, to connect HUSD families to health and wellness services as needed. 


All Parent Ambassadors are required to go through an orientation and leadership training to inform them about the resources available to HUSD families and prepare them to be an effective advocate for their school site. Over the course of the year, they attend monthly program meetings and volunteer five hours per month at their site.