Involving Parents in Dual Language Education: Mamas Con Poder

Photo of Teachers from September's Holbrook Language Academy

Xochtil Oseguera is an incredible leader in the dual language community. She serves as the Campaign Director of the Spanish language Program of MomsRising, named MamásConPoder, and is an advocate for the dual language community.

Developed in 2006, MomsRising is an online grassroots organization helping to build a community where businesses and families can thrive; they aim to promote and increase family economic security, as well as decrease the discrimination against mothers and women. The members of MomsRising speak out to improve public policy to change pressing matters to improve the wellbeing of families in America, including immigration policy reform, criminal justice reform, and gun safety.

Oseguera started to volunteer with MomsRising in 2011. Three years later, MomsRising launched Mamá in response to their growing demand for a Spanish language community.

Oseguera and her team organize Latina mothers to take action on the issues of importance to their families, including immigration reform, paid family leave, affordable and high-quality childcare, access to healthy food, gun safety, and fair pay for mothers.

The leaders of MomsRising and MamásConPoder will send any stories, messages, and signatures collected to policy-makers and political leaders, be it in the White House, Congress, of business office.

Photo of Teachers from September's Holbrook Language Academy

In addition, Oseguera has managed SpanglishBay social media, as well as helped kickstart Escuela Bilingüe Internacional. She became interested in bilingual education after the birth of her first child. A group of parents and her had sat down to brainstorm about a bilingual school, and from that meeting Escuela Bilingüe Internacional ( was formed.

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