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Parent College is an educational program that brings families from different backgrounds together with a common goal: helping their children to grow, succeed, and reach their full potential both as scholars and as human beings. This program empowers families, schools and communities to be fully engaged in children’s growth and education by providing academic, leadership and life skills courses, offered in English and Spanish. With your help, Unity Alliance of Southern Idaho hopes to expand the program and make it even more accessible to under-served members of our community.

Bringing People Together Through Parent College

by Alejandra Hernandez

  • $20,000

    Funding Goal
  • $8,370

    Funds Raised
  • 20

    Days to go
  • Target Date

    Campaign End Method
Raised Percent :
41.85%
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Twin Falls, Idaho

Alejandra Hernandez

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Campaign Story

Our Goal and Why We Need You

Unity Alliance of Southern Idaho serves communities, families and schools by providing special community development courses and resources that improve communication and bring people together, starting in Twin Falls, Idaho.
Currently, Unity Alliance provides courses on diversity, cultural competence, mutual respect and immigrant integration. With your help, we will be able to expand these programs even further – programs like Parent College.

Every parent’s dream is to help their children grow, succeed and reach their full potential both as scholars and as human beings. The problem is that there is no secret key to perfect parenthood. It is easy for parents to feel that they could be doing more to help their children reach their full potential. We believe children deserve every opportunity to thrive.
The Parent College is an educational program that empowers families, schools and communities to be fully engaged in children’s growth and education.

We do this by providing academic, leadership and life skills courses, and by helping overcome language barriers that might keep some parents from being fully involved in their child’s education.

Parent College is currently offered in both English and Spanish. With your help, Unity Alliance hopes to expand the program and make it even more accessible to under-served members of our community.

Your support will help us to:

  • Hire translators and educators who can present and facilitate classes in other languages.
  • Provide student programs during class so parents can participate
  • And expand the Parent College’s curriculum to reach even more schools.

If this program doesn’t get funded, parents will continue to struggle to help their children reach their full potential. Please, support our campaign today. Let’s get parents, communities, and schools engaged, and watch as children excel!

Thank you for being part of our community and supporting all of our futures. Together, we can do great things!

Our Story

Unity Alliance of Southern Idaho is a nonprofit organization that was born in Twin Falls, the heart of the Magic Valley. In 2015, a small but vocal group of residents and outsiders began speaking out against our community’s refugee population. National bloggers picked up on the local movement, amplifying the message of negativity, hatred, and racism far beyond Idaho. The negativity grew to include the immigrant labor force. We were caught off guard, believing that our community gives everyone a sense of belonging when in reality, refugees and immigrants are being pushed to the side and not even given the chance to feel some sort of belonging. After seeing the issue, and knowing that Idaho stands for so much more than negativity and exclusiveness, members of the Twin Falls community came together to make a change.

In 2018, a diverse group of community leaders came together and committed themselves to finding solutions that would bring people together. The result of much discussion and difficult conversation grew to what we now know as the Unity Alliance of Southern Idaho. We strive to foster a culture that embraces diversity, integration, and respect. We also believe that every single human being deserves a chance to belong to something amazing. Refugees and immigrants have the ability to become valued members of any community and can contribute to creating a safe, welcoming environment that everyone can be a part of. 

The People Behind the Message               

Board President: Chief Craig Kingsbury

  • City of Twin Falls Chief of Police
  • Board President Unity Alliance of Southern Idaho

UASI Executive Director: Alejandra Hernandez

  • Executive Director of Unity Alliance of Southern Idaho

Board Treasurer: Bob Naerebout

  • Idaho Dairymen’s Association
  • Director of Government Relations

 

 

Delivery of Rewards

After the campaign closes a survey will be sent to you to confirm your delivery address and to obtain any custom information. We expect all rewards to be delivered within three months of the close of the campaign, but will do our best to deliver to you as soon as possible. We’re just as excited to get them to you!

Digital rewards can be delivered worldwide. We can only deliver physical rewards to addresses within the United States through this campaign. Rewards that are only available within a particular geographic region are noted in the reward description. If you live outside the U.S. and are interested in USAI services, please contact us and we’ll work with you to find a solution. 

Satisfaction Guarantee

We want you to love your UASI services – specifically through the Parent College. Your feedback will help to make our services even better.

Rewards

$5

**Social Shout-out**
Get featured on our website and social media - tell us a story that you would like to share with the world or just let us say thank you for helping others with your donation! Will be posted on our Facebook and Instagram.

Reward Quantity: 3/10

5 backers

$10

**Field and Stream Floating Waterproof Cell Phone Pouch**

Reward Quantity: 4/20

1 backers

$25

**Sticker pack**
Includes 2 stickers designed by a local graphic designer, Cindy Lynn:
- Idaho sticker
- "Bringing People Together" sticker

Reward Quantity: 2/200

2 backers

$50

**Coaster Pack**
(1) pack of 5 Unity Alliance coasters with the "Bringing People Together" design.

Reward Quantity: 4/50

4 backers

$75

**Personal Training Consult**
1 Hour Personal Training Consultation PLUS Exercise Plan customized to your needs with UASI Executive Director, Alejandra Hernandez!

Reward Quantity: 1/10

0 backers

$75

**Spanish Conversation Hour**
(1) Hour One-on-One Conversational Spanish Session with UASI Executive Director, Alejandra Hernandez!

Reward Quantity: 0/10

0 backers

$75

$75 Visa Gift card to be used in any Magic Valley restaurants.

Reward Quantity: 0/20

1 backers

$100

**Meet & greet Community Liaison Police Officers, Twin Falls**
Enjoy a 2-hour "Meet & Greet" over coffee with Twin Falls Community Liaison Police Officers.

Reward Quantity: 0/20

8 backers

$250

**Twin Falls Police Ride Along**
Have the experience of a lifetime during a 2 hour ride along with the Twin Falls Chief of Police.

Reward Quantity: 1/1
SOLD OUT!

0 backers

$250

**Family Photo Session**
with local photographer, Cindy Lynn.
Includes (1) location within the Magic Valley, (2) outfits, and 1hr of shooting (includes 35 edited photos).

Reward Quantity: 1/1
SOLD OUT!

0 backers

$250

**Beauty Package**
Sponsored by Monique Salazar at Today’s Image in Twin Falls. Includes (1) haircut and (1) color.

Reward Quantity: 0/1

0 backers

$250

**Gooding Sheriff Ride Along**
Have the experience of a lifetime during a 2 hour ride along with the Gooding Sheriff.

Reward Quantity: 1/1
SOLD OUT!

6 backers

$500

**$500 College of Southern Idaho Scholarship**
Open to everyone, not limited to enrolled students.

Reward Quantity: 0/2

2 backers

$1,000

**Name our Event**
Choose the name of our next fundraising events! We can name it after you or a message that you believe the world needs to hear!

0 backers
1 rewards left

$1,000

**Shooting Range with Sheriff Gough**
Have the experience of a lifetime at the shooting range (range fee included) for 4 hours with Shawn Gogh, Sheriff of Gooding.

Reward Quantity: 2/2
SOLD OUT!

4 backers

$1,500

**Program Outreach Consulting**
Need help with outreach for your organization and/or program? We have the solution provided by Susy Rios Consulting.

Reward Quantity: 0/1

0 backers

$2,000

**"Why Mindset Matters" Group Training Session**
(1) UASI 16-hour training course “Why Mindset Matters” for up to 10 participants.

Reward Quantity: 0/1

0 backers

$3,000

**Sponsor "Parent College" for your School District**
Provide a series of educational workshops addressing academics, leadership, and wellbeing of families, students, and teachers for (1) school district in the Magic Valley for up to 50 families. Program can be customized for Elementary, Middle, or High School and it is bilingual in English and Spanish.

Reward Quantity: 0/1

0 backers
  • We've hit 30% of our goal!

    In 24 hours we hit 30% of our goal thanks to our Twin Falls community! Let’s keep the momentum going! Please share our Parent College campaign with other community members that believe in our mission.

Name Donate Amount Date
Dorothy Morris $20 November 23, 2021
Wendy Jaquet $50 November 23, 2021
Ali Noorani $500 November 23, 2021
Consilio Consultants $100 November 22, 2021
Alejandro L Castaneda $300 November 22, 2021
Con Paulos $1,000 November 20, 2021
Katelyn Heller $5 November 18, 2021
Kathleen Minogue $5 November 18, 2021
Ray Parrish $75 November 18, 2021
Scott Madsen $5 November 17, 2021
Anonymous $5 November 16, 2021
Margo Clayson $5 November 16, 2021
Alex Castaneda $300 November 13, 2021
Alejandra Hernandez $875 November 12, 2021
Cesar Perez $25 November 12, 2021
Craig Kingsbury $100 November 12, 2021
Daragh Mcabee $300 November 12, 2021
Joe Ferullo $25 November 12, 2021
Rick Manzur $50 November 12, 2021
John Huges $100 November 11, 2021
Kevin Woods $50 November 11, 2021
Dale Tarrant $200 November 11, 2021
Bob Naerebout $1,000 November 11, 2021
Marcela Hernandez $50 November 11, 2021
Marcela Hernandez $100 November 11, 2021
South Central Idaho Hispanic Chamber of Commerce $1,000 November 11, 2021
Beatriz Guzman $250 November 11, 2021
Ray Parrish $150 November 11, 2021
Kauffman Farm $1,000 November 11, 2021
Priscilla Salant $100 November 11, 2021
Sally Toone $250 November 11, 2021
Priscilla Salant $250 November 11, 2021
GERARDO MUNOZ $125 November 10, 2021

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