Family and Community Engagement

Family and Community Engagement

Raising the next generation is a shared responsibility. When families, communities and schools work together, students are more successful and the entire community benefits.

Check out the resources supporting the framework for building greater support and capacity in schools, homes and communities, so ALL students have the chance to succeed. Get ideas for how to bring your passion, talents, and energy to help students and to make your neighborhood schools stronger. YOU can make a difference. You can help young people in your neighborhood have a strong start and prepare for college and for their careers.

link to Connecticut Framework documentPromoting Equity through Family-School Partnerships

Striving to support growing populations of diverse students, states are increasingly employing family engagement strategies as a tool to promote educational equity. Many states are developing new and innovative approaches to integrate family engagement programs into their education systems.Read more...

Tools and Support

Parents and Families

Programs and Guidance

link to What Parents and Caregivers Can Ask and Do to Help Children Thrive at School

Staying Healthy

link to Preguntas que los padres y cuidadores deben hacer y los pasos que deben tomar para que los niños triunfen en la escuela

Succeeding in School and Beyond

Your child has a right to be prepared for success in college, careers and life through: 1) free, quality preschool; 2) high, challenging standards and engaging teaching and leadership in a safe, supportive, well-resourced school; and 3) an affordable, quality college degree.



ParentCamps USA

Upcoming ParentCamps

ParentCamps are FREE and open to the community. ParentCamps will be held around the country:

Pittsburgh, PAJune 19
Washington, D.C.July 11
Washington, D.C.Oct 14

For more information, go to the website, To join the conversation about ParentCamp o nTwitter, go to

Previous ParentCamps

ParentCamp: Using an "Un-Conference" to Unite Education Stakeholders

More than 200 parents, students, and faith-based and community representatives attended the first ParentCamp held at ED in October 2015. Read the article by one attendee, Julie Pyle.


Pittsburgh, PAJune 19-22, 2016National Family and Community Engagement Conference

For more information, contact Vicki Myers at