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Experience the Ecology of Learning, our vision for all children and families—especially those with the greatest needs.
An ecology of learning includes the places and interactions that offer opportunities for learning, development, and achievement throughout a person’s life. This environment inspires exploration, creativity, connections with others, and support in mastering skills at home, and in school, the community, and digital spaces.
Who we are
Global Family Research Project is an independent, entrepreneurial nonprofit organization that supports effective engagement practices and policies so that all children find success in and out of school.
We create a worldwide exchange of ideas that furthers the understanding and implementation of anywhere, anytime learning for all. With more than 30 years of leadership, we provide a research base and proven expertise for capacity building in schools, community-based organizations, philanthropic entities, and other related ventures.
What we do
We promote equitable family and community engagement in an ecology of learning that connects the home, school, and community.
● Supports systemic approaches to family and community engagement
● Produces top-notch research
● Provides current news and resources to policymakers and practitioners
● Builds the capacity of organizations to engage families
● Designs professional learning opportunities, such as interactive cases, design thinking sessions, and communities of practice
● Delivers actionable guidance and tools for evidence-based approaches
Explore The Family Engagement Playbook
Our latest resource is a collection of promising research-based approaches to strengthen individual competencies and organizational support.
The Family Engagement Playbook captures many of the approaches, tools, and models that organizations are using to understand the concept of co-creation and get better at implementing it with their teams. We see this resource as part of an ongoing exchange of ideas, research, and tools for designing programs that are inclusive and respectful of all families. We welcome your feedback on how these models enhance your work.
Explore The Playbook, share new approaches with us, and let us know what you think!
Family Agency and Voice: Designing the Next Generation of Family Engagement
Global Family Research Project, Omidyar Network, Ubongo, the International Rescue Committee (IRC), and the Early Learning Lab (ELL) engaged in a conversation with a broad audience about how co-design creates shifts in family engagement.continue reading
Human-Centered Design: An Innovative Tool for Professional Learning in Family Engagement
Human-centered design is a powerful tool for promoting family engagement.continue reading
It Opened My Eyes: Perspectives from Teaching a Leadership Course on Family and Community Partnerships
Jenny Tuten from Hunter College School of Education describes what she has learned from teaching a new leadership course on family-school- and community relationships.continue reading
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