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Family Cafe – Together Strong

Enriching our community for tomorrow


About the Family Cafe

The Family Cafe is a virtual meeting place to collaborate and learn from one another with the goal of making a difference in our David Douglas community. This is a safe and trusting learning space to strengthen and empower ourselves as a community by partnering with one another to enhance each child’s educational experience.

The Family Cafe will be held monthly over video meetings and feature a different topic. Sessions are about 45 minutes long.

Upcoming Cafes

November 17th 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Café Familiar: Juntos y Fuertes
Spanish Speaking Families | Elementary & Middle School

December 15th, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Café Familiar: Juntos y Fuertes
Spanish Speaking Families | Elementary & Middle School

January 5th, 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm

Family Cafe: Together Strong
Somali/Swahili-speaking families | All Grades

January 19th, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Café Familiar: Juntos y Fuertes
Spanish Speaking Families | Elementary & Middle School

February 2nd, 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm

Family Cafe: Together Strong
Somali/Swahili-speaking families | All Grades

February 16th, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Café Familiar: Juntos y Fuertes
Spanish Speaking Families | Elementary & Middle School

Cafe Questions?

If you have questions, about these upcoming cafe’s please contact:

  • Laura Gomez 503-861-8244
  • Ana Mujica 503-261-8375
  • Shamsa Diriye 503-861-8277 or 
  • Aidé Juárez Valerio at 503-261-8249

How To Join

Video meeting links are shared with families via email about a week before the event. If you did not receive the email, please contact Corrine Williams or Aidé Valerio-Juarez (See the Contact Information section of this page). Leave a message with your full name, email address and phone number. They will send you the link.

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Family Cafe Team Members

Aide Valerio-Juarez | Family and Community Partnership Coordinator
Amy Boothby | Student Services TOSA
Elise Hall | Title I/ELA Administrator