Parent University

For the past decade, Cicero District 99 has hosted this initiative created to connect local parents with District and guest speakers, providing educational resources to help bridge the gap between socioeconomic barriers and academic success.

Register For 13th Annual PU


Frequently credited as one of the most renowned Hispanic motivational speakers in the U.S. and Latin America. As a leader in the field of personal development, his practical methods have positively changed the lives of hundreds of people around the world. Since his childhood, the Costa Rican native has demonstrated exemplary leadership qualities, both academically and within his community.



Jacqueline Pisano

Coordinator of Media and Public Relations

πŸ“§ πŸ“§


πŸ“… Saturday, March 19 πŸ“…

πŸ•™ 10 a.m- 2 p.m. πŸ•‘

Unity Junior High School

2115 S. 54th Ave



Empowering families through community connections

Life coaches, education organizations, District faculty, healthcare professionals to educate families with knowledge and resources to overcome systemic barriers.

Two years of the COVID-19 pandemic has undoubtedly left schools, municipalities and community organizations no choice but to pivot and come up with new ways to reach families in the safest and most effective ways possible. But through the challenges, providing children and families with quality education and resources has remained at the forefront for Cicero District 99. 

Following the success of last year’s reimagined virtual Parent University program, District 99 is proud to once again offer the greater Cicero community an event which, for over a decade, has inspired, encouraged and uplifted area families on their roads to success.

Parent University will include dozens of presenters from District 99, community outreach programs and area family organizations and will follow local guidelines for mask-wearing and other health ordinances. 

The entire program will be offered with presentations in both English and Spanish. Topics covered will include overviews of the educational programs in District 99, supporting mental health at home, strategies for inclusion of special-needs children, personal growth tips for families, understanding immigration policies, first-time home buying and more. 

Parent University, a signature event developed to connect local parents with guest speakers and provide educational resources to bridge the gap between socioeconomic barriers and academic success, is celebrating its 13th year in the district. 
“District 99 is always looking for the best ways to connect our families — and other community members — with vital local resources, whether it’s related to housing, education or healthcare,” said Isabel Ramirez, parent outreach coordinator for District 99. “As in years past, it remains critical for our District to offer this popular program to best reach local families who are busy juggling work, family commitments and education, and provide them a one-stop shop for resources.”

Click below to view this year's program!


Award Winning

The Parent University program has received the National School Public Relations Association's Golden Achievement Award which recognizes outstanding, strategic work in all aspects of school public relations, communication, marketing and engagement.

Each year, Parent University gains local and regional attention across the entire Chicagoland area. 


Event Highlights


Each attendee who attends Parent University will receive a FREE meal on us!


 Don't worry about finding a sitter! The Parent University Program has dozens of certified staff on duty to watch your children and keep them busy with activities. 


 Each attendee will get a raffle ticket for attending the event and a chance to win some really awesome prizes! 


Past Keynote Speakers

Other Notable Speakers

Want to speak or present at the next Parent University?


Cicero District 99 is always looking for new outside or community speakers and presenters for future Parent Universities. Whether you are a big name, motivational speaker, health professional, financial advisor, or educational professional we would love to have you! 

Send us an email and will be sure to get back to you!


Educational Workshops



A big part of Parent University is the opportunity for Cicero District 99's parents to become familiar with the district curriculums, before and after school programs, and digital platforms. Presentations on Dual Language, Fine Arts, Mathematics, MTSS, Professional Learning Communities, Reading, Special Education, Standards Based Grading, STEAM and Technology programs are regularly given at the event.



The Parent University Program could not continue to grow or provide our parents these opportunities without the financial support of our sponsors.

Partner up with us!

Whether it is a monetary donation or a booth at our event, we would love to have you partner up with us for our next Parent University Event! 

Send us an email and will be sure to get back to you!