Dulce Isalguez Parker

Ms. Dulce Parker at the
St. Philip's Community Center

Biographical Note


Dulce Isalguez Parker is a Parent/Youth Educator and the founder of Making~Connections, Inc.; a 501(c)(3), non profit cultural education organization dedicated to educate parents and youth on the importance of valuing education and their cultural heritage. She has over 30 years of work experience in the community. She combines her social work experience and cultural education to address family, education, health, and cultural issues.

As a consultant, she has developed parent involvement (Bringing Parents & Schools Together) and cultural education programs (La Cultura Cura- the Culture Cures, Caribbean Roots, & Quinceañera-Rites of Passage ). She provides parent education, staff development, community education, and cultural awareness/appreciation training. The goals of the programs are to keep youth in school, increase partent involvement in their children's education, value cultural heritage as a strength, and to increase children's self-esteem. Ms. Parker conducts her parental involvement/education programs at several Dallas public schools and in the surrounding communities.


Ms. Dulce Parker presenting at the University of North Texas, Denton Parent Education Conference,


Latino Cultural Center presenting a Cultural Program

Ms. Parker has presented cultural education programs at the following conferences & community organizations:

* The University of North Texas in Denton- 12th Annual Parents Education
* Dallas ArtsPartners/Annenberg Institute for School Reform – Panel Participant
* Bilingual Education Asso. of the Metroplex (BEAM)
* Florida State PTA Board Conference
* The National & Texas Association of Bilingual Education (NABE & TABE)
* Texas Education Agency (TEA) Austin
* TEA Region XI Service Center Fort Worth
* TEA Richardson, Texas
* Dallas Independent School District Staff Development
* South Dallas Cultural Center
* The Irving Arts Center, Texas
* Latino Cultural Center, Dallas, Texas
* Dallas, Texas City Library International Book Fair


Education and professional positions:

· BS in Social Work, Florida International University, Miami, Florida
Executive Director and Parent/Youth Educator, Making Connections, Inc.
· Parental Involvement Specialist-Dallas Independent School District (DISD)
· Social Worker - City of Dallas Health and Human Services Department
· Youth Counselor - City of Dallas Police Dept., First Offender Program
· Case Worker - Texas Department of Child Protective Services
· Training Coordinator - Education & Employment Program, Temple, TX Junior College


A native of the Caribbean Islands, she was born in Sto. Domingo, Dominican Republic and attended school in New York City. She entered the U.S. Air Force upon graduating from high school. Her 6-year military tour throughout the United States and Europe gave her valuable experience in working with people of different cultural backgrounds.

Her passion for cultural heritage, commitment to help others, and strong interpersonal skills enable her to work in harmony with diverse multi-cultural groups. She creates partnerships and positive learning environments for parents, schools and the community.

Ms. Parker is a cofounder and past president of "La Sociedad Cultural Dominicana, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Texas" and also supports various educational and cultural organizations in the community.

Ms. Parker is bilingual in English and Spanish.

You can contact us at:

Making~Connections, Inc.
P.O. Box 140645
Dallas, TX 75214

Phone/Fax: (972) 276-4972
e-mail: Dulce@aol.com
www.culturayfamilia.org

Making~Connections, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to:
"Connecting Families with Culture, Education, & the Community".

Updated Apr. 23, 2008

© 2004 - 2012 Making~Connections, Inc. unless otherwise noted.