The National School Choice Awareness Foundation launched Conoce tus Opciones Escolares in September 2022 to provide Spanish-speaking families with simple, practical, and useful information about K-12 education and school choice.
The core of this work is the creation and sharing of school navigation resources for parents, which are always up-to-date, accurate, and objective. We distribute them through the opcionesescolares.com website and strong social media communities on TikTok, Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube.
We also partner with organizations and individuals at the national, state, and local level to reach the largest number of Hispanic households possible through trusted public figures and entities.
In doing all of this, we empower parents to make informed decisions about their children’s education and contribute positively to the educational experiences of Hispanic children in the United States.
The impact of our work can be seen in the numbers
In less than a year of work we have created 119 pages of informative content.
In the first six months of the project’s launch, the top three most visited pages have been:
For those who prefer watching to reading, we offer 58 new videos for parents:
We’re in the news
Local and national newspapers, TV networks, and radio stations are all talking about how important it is for parents to understand their school options.
This isn’t a coincidence. In the latest study conducted by National School Choice Awareness Foundation in January 2023, 75% of Latino parents said they were/are interested in receiving more information about school options available to their children.
Our impact on digital media
In January 2023, more than 60% of Hispanic parents reported having considered a new or different school for one of their school-age children, according to a study by the National School Choice Awareness Foundation.
Many families start their journey on our website. In just six months, opcionesescolares.com has attracted more than 120,000 unique visitors.
Additionally, we keep in touch with our community on social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and TikTok. Through Whatsapp, we offer a live answers to parents’ specific questions.
“This [IG] Live has been so, so helpful that I feel ready to tackle the school system. I was very lost, until now. Whenever you announce a Live I write it down in my notes to see you, but this one in particular has been one of the best.”
“Thanks to you 2 days ago my son was accepted into a private school with 95% financial aid. Thank you so much.”
“From the bottom of my heart thank you very much for taking the time to read me, tell me about your experience and for sending me this information, which is very good.”
All of our work would be impossible without the support of an important network of partners distributed throughout the country:
- Colombian Consulate – Colombia Nos Une
- Eliana Tardío @elianatardio
- Ana Cruz @rollosdemujeres
- Maritere Bellas @Latinaboomermom
- Jennifer Hernandez @Jennythevoice
- Caro Mejía @Mama_caromejia
- Mónica Caballero @explorandoconhijos
- Zaida Hérnandez @thespacelatina
Let’s work together!
As a nonprofit effort that aims to benefit Hispanic children, all of the information and support Conoce provides is always free.
Organizations or individuals interested in collaborating with us can choose from a variety of formats, such as:
- Webinar for Hispanic parents covering all aspects of K-12 education in the United States.
- Live chat on any social media platform.
- A variety of digital materials including a PDF snapshot of school choice in each state and graphics and information to enhance your social media presence.
- National surveys conducted by the National School Choice Awareness Foundation on K-12 education and school choice in the country.
Please let us know if you have any other ideas or ways we can collaborate to serve your community.
Learn more about Conoce tus Opciones Escolares.