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 that 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.