photo of Anabel Rodriguez of St. MichaelSt. Michael’s School will hold a ten-week educational program called Maestro en Casa to help recent immigrants transition to life in the United States.

Maestro en Casa and was developed by MATT for Education, a non-profit organization focusing on integration, education, economic development, and advocacy.

In addition to helping build English language skills, the curriculum covers six areas that are important to an immigrant family as they transition into life in the United States: Basic Living, Health & Wellness, Finance, Workplace, Education, Citizenship & Civic Responsibility.

Principal Anabel Rodriguez, who was trained by MATT to lead this program, says, “St. Michael’s has a significant immigrant population, and I’m thrilled that we will be able to help our parents and community members become more familiar with the way our country works. My hope is it will help them to get better jobs, be active community members, and learn how to advocate for their children and themselves. I’m grateful to the Catholic Schools Collaborative for funding this program at our school.”

The Catholic Schools Collaborative is funding the Maestro en Casa program at 11 Catholic elementary schools in the South Los Angeles area.