Transformative Family Engagement

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Resources to Empower Leaders

The Center for Family Engagement is committed to building knowledge and awareness of transformative family engagement among families and PTA members by providing relevant and easy to use resources that helps empower PTA leaders and parents to make every child’s potential a reality.

National Standards for Family-School Partnerships

PTA’s process for building successful partnerships starts with the National Standards for Family-School Partnerships and consists of three steps:

  • Raising awareness about the power of family and community involvement.
  • Taking action to cultivate involvement through specific programs and practices.
  • Celebrating success as your school sees increased involvement and its impact. 

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.

Family Walking

PTAs Leading the Way for Transformative Family Engagement

Explore how real PTAs are putting the Four I's of Transformative Family Engagement into action in their schools and communities.

Who’s Who in Your School

Help families know who to go to in their school community with this fun activity. It will help build strong relationships throughout the school year! Also available in Spanish.

Putting the "T" in PTA

Building relationships with teachers is essential in developing strong family-school partnerships. Discover tips for engaging educators at your school!