The African American Parent Advisory Council (AAPAC) is an important partner in the Palm Springs Unified School District Advisory Councils and the Riverside County African American Achievement Initiative.

    AAPAC is a network of PSUSD stakeholders which gives voice to the issues and concerns of our parents and students.

    Title 1 schools are Federal Programs established to help school districts improve student achievement and include strategies to support and encourage parent involvement. The PSUSD-AAPAC recruits parents to help plan and implement programs designed to help our children become educationally successful. We collectively seek practical solutions and promote transparent two-way communication between district parents and district officials on matters and events of broad educational and social interest particular to African American families. 



    Black Student Excellence: AAPAC will identify and recognize black students’ academic and athletic accomplishments. Students are recognized at the Annual Black History Town Fair, Taste of Soul and other appropriate events or venues. We encourage the community and black students to help one another to become successful.

    Black Parent & Community Engagement: AAPAC encourages an increase of black parents engagement to reflect the percentage of black students attending PSUSD schools. AAPAC targets issues of concern related to parents’ needs; such as career readiness, college funding resources and other available resources relevant to supporting parents and students.

    Advocacy for Black Families: AAPAC promotes advocacy of black parents and students who need support and assistance to avoid and prevent suspension and expulsion or other intervention, as needed.



    PSUSD Collaboration: AAPAC seeks solutions to work with parents of African American youth to bring questions, concerns and ideas to the attention of Palm Springs Unified School District to develop partnerships for helping each other.

    Parent Collaboration: AAPAC creates opportunities that encourage parents to increase their knowledge and skills related to helping their children graduate with the skills, capacities and confidence needed to succeed in a rapidly changing world. We encourage parents to understand the importance of investing in their children’s educational success.

    Community Collaboration: AAPAC supports the efforts of local and county organizations working toward the protection and enrichment of our African American community.






     AAPAC Meetings 


    8/1/2019 James O. Jessie Unity Center

    *Backpack Giveaway*

    Event Hours 5pm - 7pm


    9/20/2019 Desert Hot Springs High School

    *AAPAC Tailgate BBQ*

    Event Hours 5pm - 7pm


    10/11/2019 Palm Springs High School

    *AAPAC Tailgate BBQ*

    Event Hours 5pm - 7pm


    10/15/2019  DHS Family Center

    *Know Your Resources*

    6pm - 7pm


    11/19/2019 James O. Jessie Unity Center

    *Know Your Resources*

     6pm - 7pm


    12/17/2019 DHS Family Center

    *Black History Lesson & Prep for Parade*



    1/21/2020 James O. Jessie Unity Center

    *Black History Lesson & Prep for Parade*



    2/29/2020 Black History Parade


    3/17/2020 James O. Jessie Unity Center

    *Parent Advocates*



    3/28/2020 Pride & Purpose Conference


    4/21/2020 DHS Family Center

    *Parent Advocates*



    TBD: 5/12/2020 or 5/26/2020 

    *School Board Presentation* 




    Frank Elmore 

    AAPAC President


    Ann Collins

    Vice President 


    Jackie Terry



    Deiter Crawford

    Chairperson of Community Outreach


    Jarvis Crawford

    Chairperson of Student Engagement


    Charlie Ervin

    Member at Large



    Board Meetings 

    Time: 5:30- 7:00 p.m

    *New location listed below* 


    September 9th, 2019


    October 14th, 2019


    November 4th, 2019


    January 13th, 2020


    January 13th, 2020


    February 10th, 2020


    March 9th, 2020


    May 11, 2020


    June 8, 2020


    Board Meetings will held during the Parent Advisory Comittee nights 



    150 District Center Drive

    Palm Springs, CA 92262

    Nutrition Services Building 

    2nd Floor Room A



  • Please contact us via email at aapacpsusd@gmail.com


    James O. Jessie Highland Unity Center

    480 W. Tramview Rd.

    Palm Springs, CA 92262


    DHS Family Center

    11625 West Dr.

    Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240 Room #26