In the spring of 2019, Tulsa Community College, Community Service Council and la Comunidad Esperanza will continue to offer free Peer Educators/Promotores Certificate course to Spanish-speaking individuals who would like to learn how to help Hispanic/Latino families navigate the different types of services and resources available in Tulsa. Recruitment is underway for 20 class participants.
Promotoras are a group of Latina women in the Tulsa community who work with Latino families with children between birth and five years old, and provide them with information about health, nutrition, education and child development through home visits. They also help these families navigate the educational and health systems, and to connect with community resources and support that positively impact their children’s development.
The Peer Educators/Promotores Certificate is designed to enhance the formal educational experience of community Promotores (men, women, and individuals of the LGBTQ community) so they can go to their communities and share their expertise. The certificate introduces the Promotores to the social and communication skills needed to 1) deliver information about child development and early care, education, health, immigration, and cultural competence and 2) to establish effective and sustainable relationships with families.
Photo: CSC Promotoras of our Power of Families Project share information with families at a community resource event.