Dulce Parker at the
St. Philip's Community Center
Isalguez Parker is a Parent/Youth Educator and the founder
of Making~Connections, Inc.; a 501(c)(3), non profit
cultural education organization dedicated to educate
parents and youth on the importance of valuing education
and their cultural heritage. She has over 30 years of work
experience in the community. She combines her social work
experience and cultural education to address family,
education, health, and cultural issues.
a consultant, she has developed parent involvement
(Bringing Parents & Schools Together) and cultural
education programs (La Cultura Cura- the Culture Cures,
Caribbean Roots, & Quinceañera-Rites of Passage
). She provides parent education, staff development,
community education, and cultural awareness/appreciation
training. The goals of the programs are to keep youth in
school, increase partent involvement in their children's
education, value cultural heritage as a strength, and to
increase children's self-esteem. Ms. Parker conducts her
parental involvement/education programs at several Dallas
public schools and in the surrounding communities.
Parker has presented cultural education programs at the
following conferences & community organizations:
Dulce Parker presenting at the University of North
Texas, Denton Parent Education Conference,
Cultural Center presenting a Cultural Program
The University of North Texas in Denton- 12th Annual
* Dallas ArtsPartners/Annenberg
Institute for School Reform – Panel Participant
Bilingual Education Asso. of the Metroplex (BEAM)
Florida State PTA Board Conference
* The National &
Texas Association of Bilingual Education (NABE &
* Texas Education Agency (TEA) Austin
Region XI Service Center Fort Worth
* TEA Richardson,
* Dallas Independent School District Staff
* South Dallas Cultural Center
Irving Arts Center, Texas
* Latino Cultural Center,
* Dallas, Texas City Library
International Book Fair
and professional positions:
BS in Social Work, Florida International University, Miami,
Executive Director and Parent/Youth Educator,
Making Connections, Inc.
· Parental Involvement
Specialist-Dallas Independent School District (DISD)
Social Worker - City of Dallas Health and Human Services
· Youth Counselor - City of Dallas
Police Dept., First Offender Program
Worker - Texas Department of Child Protective Services
Training Coordinator - Education & Employment Program,
Temple, TX Junior College
native of the Caribbean Islands, she was born in Sto.
Domingo, Dominican Republic and attended school in New York
City. She entered the U.S. Air Force upon graduating from
high school. Her 6-year military tour throughout the United
States and Europe gave her valuable experience in working
with people of different cultural backgrounds.
passion for cultural heritage, commitment to help others,
and strong interpersonal skills enable her to work in
harmony with diverse multi-cultural groups. She creates
partnerships and positive learning environments for
parents, schools and the community.
Parker is a cofounder and past president of "La
Sociedad Cultural Dominicana, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Texas"
and also supports various educational and cultural
organizations in the community.
Parker is bilingual in English and Spanish.
contact us at:
P.O. Box 140645
Phone/Fax: (972) 276-4972
Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated
"Connecting Families with Culture, Education, &
Apr. 23, 2008
© 2004 - 2012 Making~Connections, Inc.
unless otherwise noted.