In this article, we examine how a Network of Catholic Bilingual Schools (NCBS) serves Latino populations by examining the leadership’s narratives of the school services and outreach. By employing a survey with 16 principals in the NCBS, we argue that the rate of engagement is similar between Latino and non-Latino parents, although the nature of the activities varied. Despite the long-held belief that Latino parents are less likely to participate in schooling than non-Latino parents, we found that Latino parents committed their participation in schools across cultural, linguistic, or religious activities. We highlight how principals acknowledge and describe Latino families’ involvement as highly invested in their children’s education and their aspirations toward proficiency in both languages, Spanish and English as well a deep-rooted commitment to Catholic values
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Oliveira, G., Cho, E., & Barbieri, O. (2021). Latino Family Engagement in a Network of Catholic Bilingual Schools. Journal of Catholic Education, 24 (1). http://dx.doi.org/10.15365/joce.2401102021