For the past decade, Cicero District 99 has hosted Parent University—an initiative created to connect local parents with the District and guest speakers, providing educational resources to help bridge the gap between socioeconomic barriers and academic success.
Recognized for exemplary public relations efforts
Dec. 6, 2019- Univision Chicago- Keeping children safe, the goal of a new educational program in Cicero, Illinois
Mar. 26, 2019- Chicago Tribune/HOY- Former Mexican-American astronaut says Latino parents 'should empower their children to dream' despite financial hardships
Parent University also has been on radio stations 1450AM, 106.7FM Pasion, and 105.1 FM Que Buena
Parent University is typically a four hour event and usually takes place during the heart of lunch or dinner time.
In order to accommodate these factors a complimentary meal will be provided to all those that attend!
We require that all attendees register for this event. You can register at the event or pre-register for our event by clicking HERE.
We STRONGLY advise that you pre-register to avoid the long registration lines on the day of the event.
We understand that finding child-care is often a reason why parents can not attend events.
That is why organizers at Parent University have several certified staff members who can take care children over the age of 4 for the duration of the event!
At the end of the event, Parents have the opportunity to win several raffle prizes and gift baskets.
Please scroll down to the bottom to see who you can contact to donate prizes or gift baskets!
Born in Mexico City, Camacho-Ruiz first moved to the U.S. at the age of 14, where she quickly learned both English and German. In 2006, she launched JJR Marketing, an award-winning marketing and public relations firm based in the western suburbs that focuses on establishing and expanding the marketing strategies of people and brands along with creating successful digital marketing content.
In addition to her marketing and PR firm, Camacho-Ruiz is the founder of Fig Factor Media, which focuses on international book publishing specializing in self-development, anthologies, business and children's books with messages of inspiration and encouragement. She also is the creator of Today's Inspired Latina books series, a two-time cancer survivor, and, since 2017, on of only a few Latina small airplane pilots in the U.S.
Hernandez grew up the son of Mexican immigrants and migrant workers, finding a passion for science and math as a child and eventually fulfilling a lifelong goal of working for NASA.
Following his undergraduate and graduate studies in electrical engineering, Hernandez joined a commercial partner in assisting with the development of the first full-field digital mammography imaging system used to identify the early stages of breast cancer. In 2009, Hernandez served as a mission specialist aboard NASA's STS-128 NASA, traveling more than 5.7 million miles in space in two weeks and helping provide maintenance of the International Space Station.
Sanchez, a Cicero native, poet, and New York Times best selling author of the critically acclaimed novel, "I'm Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter," is a graduate of both Daniel Burnham Elementary School and J. Sterling Morton High School District 201.
The daughter of undocumented Mexican immigrants, Sanchez is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Chicago and the University of New Mexico. Her work has been featured in magazines including Time, Rolling Stone and Cosmopolitan, and she has been profiled on programs for NBC News and National Public Radio.
Sanchez was named a Princeton Arts Fellow at Princeton University and has been named a National Book Awards finalist.
TV and Radio Personality- Univision
Superintendent-Cicero District 99
YouTube Sensation "Spicy Latina Mom"
Project Manager- Family Bridges, Meier Clinics, and Chicago Public Schools
President and CEO- FRH Productions
Chaplain- Town Of Cicero
Professional Life Coach, NLP Master Level, Transformational Trainer- Instituto Coach PNL
MD, PhD Hermatology and Oncology (Cancer) and Professor of Medicine- University of Chicago
Psychologist, Meta Coach, Neurosemantics and Firewalking Certified Trainer- Instituto Coach PNL
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCPC
Financial Educator and Business Owner- AB Financial
Real Estate Agent- Su Familia Real Estate
Insurance Agent- World Financial Group
Financial Consultant- AXA Advisors
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW- Third Coast Therapy
Community Liaison- Riveredge Hospital
Program Manager- Suburban Access
To become a speaker, host an educational workshop, job opportunities or to reserve a vendor spot please contact Isabel Ramirez, event organizer and Parent Liaison HERE
For media requests please contact Jacqueline Pisano, Coordinator of Media and Public Relations HERE
For parent and child care registration information please contact Thomas Eukovich, Communications Coordinator HERE