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American Samoa PIRC
Pago Pago, AS
5770 Fagatogo
Pago Pago, AS 96799

Web site:
Hours: 9 am - 5 pm
Ms. Sandra King Young

Phone: 684-633-6094
Fax: 684-633-6098

Evaluator: Gail Makuakane-Lundin, UH Hilo

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State PIRC Board:

Dr. Claire Poumele
Mrs. Fainu’ulelei Utu
Mrs. Tao Suani
Mrs. Loreta Ainuu
Mrs. Sandra King Young

The mission of ASMobilePIRC is to be a clearinghouse for parental information resources and to provide support for a partnership with parents, the community and the Department of Education, dedicated to nurturing the individual potential of all children. ASMobilePIRC will meet its goals and objectives by helping to provide a safe, nurturing environment at home to encourage children to become self-motivated, self-directed, life-long learners.

Parental Engagement & Early Childhood Model
ASMobilePIRC has adopted the Parents As Teachers program for its parental engagement and early childhood model.

Major Activities
The major activities for the ASMobilePIRC in early childhood and parental involvement is the implementation of the PAT program, state-wide public outreach and education over the radio, and engaging policy-makers to legislate local requirements of parental involvement policy in the school system.

How the Work Plan Meets the Needs of Parents

The work plan meets the needs of the parents by ensuring that parents receive training and follow-up on the PAT program. Parents will be administered surveys on a regular basis to ensure that their changing needs are adequately addressed by the ASMobilePIRC. The outreach, training and follow-up schedule for engaging parents is convenient for parents work schedules.

Unique Characteristics
The first unique characteristic of ASMobilePIRC is the fact that PIRC services are delivered across the territory by a mobile vehicle--thus “ASMobilePIRC”. ASMobilePIRC has a home base housed at the sponsor organization’s headquarters, the Pacific Islands Center for Educational Development (PICED). The second is the fact that all programs and services are customized for relevance based on the delicate cultural norms of fa’a-Samoa, “the Samoan way”. Materials used in the ASMobilePIRC will be translated in the Samoan language.


Free Webinar Series
The U.S. Department of Education and its partners invite you to view the archive for the webinar, Bringing it All Together: Family and Community Engagement Policies in Action, which took place on November 16, 2011.

This is the ninth and final webinar in the series, Achieving Excellence and Innovation in Family, School, and Community Engagement.
United States Department of Education Funding for this project is provided by the U.S. Department of Education, contract number ED-04-CO-0039/0001. The content herein does not necessarily reflect the views of the U.S. Department of Education.