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Meet the new cohort of Fellows!

July 28, 2021

WCFEllowsWe are thrilled to welcome a new cohort of Fellows! This year, our four Fellows will focus on issues related to mental health and social emotional learning. The team includes Danni Kim (California), Ashley Miller (New Jersey),  Laura Mitchell (Maryland) and Michelle Smith (Texas). Read more about them in our press release!

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New Webisode: 10 Minutes to PTA the Transformative Way

June 23, 2021

AKingVidOur YouTube series features tips to help parent leaders make their family engagement efforts more transformative! Check out the latest video, “Let's Talk About Being 'Identity-Blind' featuring our new National PTA President, Anna King.

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Tools to Turn Your Commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion into Action

June 1, 2021

Start your DEI journey in three steps! First, complete the diversity profile which asks you to reflect on who in your community is represented in the PTA and who is missing. Second, reach out and start talking with your community. The facilitator’s guide empowers leaders to start conversations with people who they have struggled to engage. Third, use the DEI action plan template to develop steps to become more inclusive.

Looking for more guidance on using these tools? Watch our latest webinar.

Notes from the Backpack Podcast Healthy Minds Miniseries is Out Now!

May 12, 2021

Miniseries Coming Soon_IGWe released FIVE new Notes from the Backpack episodes! That's right, five new episodes dedicated entirely to your family's mental health and social emotional well-being. Listen now!

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Parents know that they play an important role in their child’s success. But traditional family engagement practices don’t always meet the needs of each and every family, nor treat them as equal partners in ensuring their child’s success. Family-School partnerships often focus primarily on academic success, but whole child development is also an essential part of the conversation.

The solution? Transformative Family Engagement.

Transformative family engagement is a shared effort of families, schools and community leaders to advance programs, practices and policies that empower every parent to make their child’s potential a reality.

The Four 'I's of transformative family engagement outline how your PTA can become more inclusive, individualized, integrated and impactful in its approach to family engagement.

Four Principles of Transformative Family Engagement

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