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Rose Reyes' family education specialist position is new to Completely KIDS, located in Omaha, Nebraska. Her role was created to strengthen her organization's abilities to provide programming that would benefit all families, including English language learners.

Her goal is to seek innovative strategies to increase the quality of Completely KIDS' Family Strengthening Program, which engages school-age children and their parents during before- and after-school programs focused on empowering, educating, and building relationships.

"Having the opportunity to learn from people who have been doing this for a while would be such a stimulating experience," she said.

At the Families Learning Conference, she'll be joining hundreds of educators, family literacy staff, school administrators, education researchers, policy makers, and library staff to explore best practices and learn from leaders and organizations that have found success in engaging children and their families–and she'll have over 100 concurrent sessions to choose from.

"The segment about Parent Engagement and Adult Education will really help me with identifying the weak points within our program so that we can implement procedures that will help with recruitment and retention," she said.