Who we are

 

Mission Statement

Making~Connections, Inc. is a cultural education organization dedicated to connecting
families with schools, teaching parents the importance of participating in their children's education to prevent school drop outs, providing staff parental involvement training, embracing cultural heritage to increase children's self-esteem, and building youth leadership; all major elements of our children's success

Goals and Objectives – Our Purpose

We support parental involvement in schools, teach parents the importance of valuing
and embracing their cultural heritage, and connect our families with community
resources. We accomplish these goals through working with parents, schools,
businesses, and community organizations. Together we motivate students to stay in
school, they achieve high academic success, and families connect with their cultural
heritage; instilling cultural pride and building a strong future.

History

Making~Connections, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) Non-profit cultural education organization since October 16, 2002 , founded by Dulce Isalguez Parker in 2001. Ms. Parker has worked for more than 25 years in the community as a parent and youth educator. Her working experiences have been with the Dallas Independent Schools District, City of Dallas Department of Heath & Human Services, Dallas Police Department, Texas Child Protective Services, and the U.S. Air Force. Our cultural programs focus on bringing the community together to increase cultural awareness, understanding, and appreciation. We teach how to promote art, music, dance, and customs & traditions as a way to increase self-esteem and cultural pride. Parents are taught how to participate in their children’s education, to support learning at home, and to value their cultural roots as family strengths.

The education cultural programs have been presented in the Dallas Independent Schools District, Latino Cultural Center, South Dallas Cultural Center, Oak Cliff Cultural Center, University of North Texas at Denton and Dallas Campus, St. Philip’s School and Community Center, Roseland Community Center, Irving Arts Center, Florida State Board PTA Training, the City of Dallas Libraries and Recreation Centers.

Dulce Isalguez Parker
Executive Director,
Parent/Youth Educator
Phone/Fax: (972) 276 – 4972

Dulceip@makingconnectionsinc.org

Copyright: Making~Connections, Inc. 2006-2016