About the founder

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Masters of Science – Bilingual Education

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I am only one, but I am still one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something. And because I cannot do everything I will not refuse to do the something that I can do -Helen Keller 

Texas A&M University – San Antonio, Texas
 Masters of Science – Bilingual Education
Athens State University – Athens Alabama
Bachelors of Science – Behavioral Science
     Minor – Sociology
     Minor – Gender and Cultural Studies
Wallace State Community College – Hanceville, Alabama
Associate of Applied Science – Mental Health Technician
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Javier Morales, Founder of  Parents Ask is a successful Grant Writer and author of Parental Involvement Factors That Impact School Readiness Among Pre-School Age Children Of Migrant Farm workers (Education Among Children Of Farm workers) who has more than 20 years’ experience advocating for Special Education and Migrant Education. Javier’s resourceful networking has led to many successful projects. Morales has been advocating and bookpromoting the educational rights of students with disabilities focusing on the specific population of parents who are not able to read or speak English.  As a result, he has developed unparalleled experience and expertise in special education.

Javier has dedicated his work to supporting parents as they fight for a quality education

Javier Morales presenting in Alabama

Javier Morales presenting in Alabama

for their children. Javier strongly believes that parent engagement leads to improved communication and relations between parents, teachers, and administrators. Morales

leads workshops that provide a customized, interactive presentation for parents and staff. He provides opportunities to ask questions, and easy-to-use information packets alongwith offering workshops in both English and Spanish. Through the Los Padres Preguntan Alliance, Javier’s mission is to create a diverse group of parents, educators, and advocates for the purpose of working

Javier Morales Presenting at National Conference

Javier Morales Presenting at National Conference

together to improve the education of students with disabilities. Javier continues to contribute articles in Spanish on Special Education in La Prensa of San Antonio; Latino News for Alabama  and Tennessee; La Prensa of Arizona.

Javier Morales Contributes articles to different Spanish newspapers

Javier Morales Contributes articles to different Spanish newspapers

Research Element. While providing services, Javier Morales is compiling data to continue supporting parent engagement programs and demonstrating that activities that are effectively planned and well implemented result in substantial benefits to children, parents, educators, and the school. The purpose of his research is to document the comprehensive benefits of parent engagement in a disabled child’s education and provide policy makers with the needed statistics to advocate for an increase of parent involvement initiatives.

Javier Morales Speaks on the need for school readiness programs

Javier Morales Speaks on the need for school readiness programs

Migrant Farmworker Advocacy. While living in Alabama, Javier also worked with migrant and seasonal farmworkers and their families by providing social services and guidance. Javier also founded the Alabama Non-Profit Housing Agency whose mission is

Javier Morales at Casa Bonita dedication ceramony

Javier Morales at Casa Bonita dedication ceremony

to provide Farmworker Housing. The USDA grant proposal written by Javier Morales, was awarded $1.2 million and was the first of its kind awarded in the State of Alabama; the complex was named Casa Bonita and is located at: 31

Morales Drive, Oneonta, Alabama. While living in Oneonta, Morales established Project Aprende, which provided transitional workshops for parents of at-risk Hispanic students to better prepare them for their Childs transition from high school to college. Morales has been awarded grants from both the United Way of Central Alabama and the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham to assist in those efforts.

Conclusion. Javier believes every person is a unique human being with his/her own story, identity and culture in history. He strongly believes that “If you plan for a year, plant wheat. If you plan for a decade, plant trees. If you are planning for a lifetime, educate people.”

EDUCATION

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In Progress:

Currently in progress; M.S.A. – Completion Date – 12/20/2015

Accepted in PhD program initiating in January 2016; Ph.D. in Education—Research, Statistics and Evaluation

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Completed

Texas A&M University at San Antonio

  • Masters of Science; Bilingual Education

Athens State University, Athens, Alabama

  • Bachelors of Science – Behavioral Science
  • Minor – Sociology   
  • Minor – Gender and Cultural Studies

Wallace State Community College; Hanceville, Alabama

  • Associate of Applied Science – Human Services / Mental Health Technician

Western Carolina University

  • Basic Family Service Assistant Credential

Dynamics Works Institute

  • Certified Workforce Development Professional -CW

More Details at:

http://javiermoralesportfolio.wordpress.com/

 NEWS ARTICLES WRITTEN ON JAVIER MORALES AND HIS WORK

Links will direct you to News Article

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LATINOS WORK TO HARVEST FRUITS OF ACADEMIC FOCUS SURGING METRO IMMIGRANTS EXPANDING THEIR HORIZONS
Author: Jeff Hansen News staff writer

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https://docs.google.com/document/d/1NnEwyqfRaRbW8DY08NOevjrjk4o56xX9t2gUsjqDjIE/edit

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‘La voz’ of Oneonta
Author: JEFF HANSEN News staff writer

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1bViE4YCIkRK5XVTxPFhJaAstZai0sMIPHRi7uDy3Lks/edit

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HISPANIC RADIO

BLOUNT MIGRANTS FIND HOPE WITH MENTORS, CLASS WORK
Author: WALTER BRYANT News staff writer

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1hsVo5LvNiNVYS6CKV_oFV61o-6PAK559gMKSuEA5TQI/edit

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EAST COAST MIGRANT HEAD START PROJECT
CENTER HELPS MIGRANTS’ CHILDREN
Author: MATT LOP AS News staff writer

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1sEOmpg64hscvCo80Pp30QTa-wzmkjNVG8ZClJqRqzCk/edit

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CENTER MAKING A DIFFERENCE SAMFORD PROGRAM GIVES MIGRANT WORKERS MEDICAL HELP

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1C9s1Crs7eIIttDLQ9Bjzy693VcZjPL3wmzHvqdrTRXE/edit

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A LEARNING CENTER COMES TO FRUITION MIGRANT FARM WORKERS, CHILDREN TAUGHT
Author: Rose Livingston News staff writer

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1HSmQBf_Ji1DHkCJxeiDTRWVrNbhIr3s5XpuvGyosyZs/edit

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New computers let students learn language at own pace
Author: JEFF HANSEN News staff writer

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1l08sM3uudyGi6XD2tkRRBmxKwjIKJtFwQBkSXtoU9mM/edit

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A ‘REAL JOB’ CENTER HELPS MIGRANT WORKERS WORK

AT SETTLING DOWN

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Yjp7kUjh4jUE99Ng8IfBgELB6Pwa5VzhRaRWEL1J6Ds/edit

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