Pontiac Parent University

    Who We Are

    Pontiac Parent University is a program sponsored by the OU - Pontiac Initiative, a partnership between Oakland University and the city of Pontiac. The purpose of Parent University is to provide parent support and networking through involvement and engagement within the Pontiac school district. We achieve this by coordinating monthly events that revolve around our Four Pillars: Health & Wellness, Navigating the Educational System, Positive Parenting, and Personal Development.  


    Mission. To empower Pontiac parents to be active and engaged in the success of their child’s academic journey.

    Vision. To increase family engagement  and youth academic achievement within the city of Pontiac by creating strong, sustainable family - school - community partnerships. 

    What We Do

    • Foster a safe, supportive space for parents to connect 

    • Showcase the talents, skills, and expertise of our parents

    • Collaborate with parents to facilitate monthly events focused on the four pillars 

    • Provide opportunities for parent to network with each other


Bake Off
  • Some of our Past Events!


    Alcott Elementary 

    Parent University Supporting Literacy at Herrington Elementary

    Herrington Elementary: Dad & Daughter 


    If you have questions or comments, please text/call Anica Bowe at 612-802-0144 or email bowe@oakland.edu