The Center for Family Engagement

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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.

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.



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Transforming our Engagement

Parents are critical to their student's success. Our approach to family engagement is paving the way to the future. Watch our video series about the importance of transformative family engagement.



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Family Engagement Makes an Impact

The Center for Family Engagement® has partnered with the Global Family Research Project to bring you the latest research on how parents can support their child’s and school’s success. Discover five ways families, teachers, schools and communities can work together to support children’s learning and school success.


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Expanding on Our Mission

Family engagement should transform the lives of every child in America. That’s why we are investing in our mission with the Center for Family Engagement®. Through a focus on grassroots leadership development, the Center for Family Engagement® aims to embed transformative family engagement practices, programs and policies across the educational system so that every parent is treated as a valuable partner in their child’s education.

Over the next three years, the Center for Family Engagement® will …

  • Raise awareness about transformative family engagement among PTA members and leaders by acting as a clearinghouse of innovative approaches, cutting-edge research, and best practices that PTAs can put into action
  • Empower PTAs across the country to be leaders in transformative family engagement efforts through grant and recognition opportunities, as well as connections to other leading family engagement organizations
  • Influence transformative family engagement decisions and resources by contributing to a national research agenda on how parent voice shapes family engagement programs, practices, and policies

 

Transformative Family Engagement

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Email familyengagement@pta.org.

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