Sacramento Parent Teacher Home Visit Project
The Sacramento City Teachers Association is proud to be a founder, together with Sacramento Area Congregations Together (a faith-based, community organization) and the Sac City Unified School District of Sacramento Parent Teacher Home Visit Project.
Formed in 1998, the Home Visit recognizing that when educators, parents and the district worked together to build understanding and trust, children succeed.
Based on an voluntary organizing model in which teachers visit the student families at home twice per year, the program flourished in Sacramento. Rather than blaming each other, teachers and families come together, in a unique setting, as equal partners, to build trust and form a relationship where they can take the time to share dreams, expectations, experiences, and tools regarding the child’s academic success. Once a relationship is formed, the partners are empowered, finding accountability with each other to make the necessary changes to ensure that students experience academic and social success.
Its success here has spread to multiple school districts in seventeen states and the District of Columbia, and has evolved nationally in Parent Teacher Home Visit Project.
Current SCTA first Vice-President David Fisher, one the home visit project’s founding teachers, serves as the SCTA representative on the PTHVP national board of directors.