In Spanish, “CHISPA” means “Spark”.  CHISPA, specifically for the Spanish-speaking community in Gwinnett county,  focuses on the early education of children, ages 0-5 years old. Our bi-lingual parent educators visit young parents in the home and provide parent leadership training as well as school transition and literacy activities. CHISPA also serves as a Learning Laboratory for communities that are planning or beginning to implement the United Way of Greater Atlanta’s Partnerships Advancing Childhood Education (PACE) model. In 2013, Families First and the Boy Scouts of America began a partnership that brought the tradition of Boy Scouts to the young boys of the CHISPA program.