Parent University Mission
Parent University aims to connect parents/caregivers with their child's school, the school system, and community organizations through opportunities for learning. Families who play an active role in their child's education positively contribute to that child's academic and social success. It is an opportunity for parents to engage in interesting and practical courses to increase their confidence and skills needed to support their child's success and effectively navigate the public school system.
Carla Marlin Smith (she/her/hers)
Parent Engagement Specialist
Parent University, CHCCS
NC Qualified Parent Educator
Board Certified Family Life Coach
(919) 918-2170 ext. 24006
Parent University is a collaborative effort between Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools, local non-profit organizations, and community leaders and educators. It is an opportunity for you to engage in interesting and practical courses to increase your confidence and skills needed to support your child's success and effectively navigate the public school system.
Parent University's courses are FREE OF CHARGE and available to any parent in the school district who is interested in learning to be more effective in meeting their child's needs.
"Every home is a university and the parents are the teachers."
- Mahatma Gandhi