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.

Learn about the process for designing the Center and what it will be focusing on in the years to come.

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The world is changing – and our approach to family engagement is paving the way to the future.

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Hear from PTA leaders bout the four principles of transformative family engagement and what they look like in action.

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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