As more families are turning to homeschooling as an excellent school choice, North Carolinians for Home Education wants to be sure that every family is equipped and connected. We understand that homeschooling is more than just academics but also involves every part of the identity of the family.


Therefore, we are committed to working towards recognizing and serving all families with respect to their unique ethnic and cultural differences. Our goal is to create and serve a community filled with a beautiful array of diverse families who are homeschooling in their own wonderfully, unique way. We believe this will allow others to be inspired and feel confident that the world of homeschooling is for their families too! We want families of all ethnicities to know that NCHE is here to serve them too!

 

But we can’t do it alone! We need to know what your needs are and how we can better represent and serve your family and your culture. So please tell us! You can help us with this great task of making NC a wonderful place to homeschool for all families. If you have questions or suggestions regarding multicultural homeschooling or how we can serve you, please contact our multicultural liaisons, Te’Essence or Luz.

My name is Te’Essence Mack and I am a child of God and lover of Christ. I believe the most potent ministry is that of motherhood, and I am grateful to have the opportunity to do so full time to three beautiful children in various stages of life – a tween, a preschooler, and a budding toddler. Therefore, I gladly accept all prayers offered up for me! I also have the privilege and honor of serving as a wife for almost 5 years and counting. This life that I am living is one I never imagined for myself, yet better than anything I could have dreamt. I look forward daily to embracing the beauty of this simple, natural, and abundant life in Christ!

You can reach me at teessence.mack@nche.com

 

Mi nombre es Luz Velázquez. I was born in the Dominican Republic and raised in Puerto Rico. I have been living in the United States for 28 years now. I am an Army veteran’s spouse and the mother of a seven-year-old boy named Carloscésar. I am a homeschool mom. We love God, nature, music, gardening, cooking, and baking. I have a passion for learning and teaching foreign languages. I love traveling, dancing, and trying different foods from all over the world. 

You can reach me at luz.velazquez@nche.com

Embracing Ethnic Diversity in Homeschooling:
A Conversation

More families are homeschooling than ever before. As the homeschooling community grows, it is also becoming more diverse. Families are coming from different ethnic, racial, and linguistic backgrounds. They have unique experiences and goals for home education. In order for NCHE to help all families homeschool with confidence and joy, we want to welcome all kinds of families into our community and work to understand and address the unique needs they may be facing.

The purpose of this webinar is to put out the welcome mat and understand these unique needs. Matthew McDill, NCHE’s executive director, talks with Te’Essence Mack and Luz Velázquez, two homeschool moms from different ethnic backgrounds.