Creating equitable learning pathways for children and families.

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Meet Mateo and experience his learning pathway, from birth to college.

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.

Our Work:
● 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

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Helping Children Succeed Through Family Engagement

On April 25th at 2pm EST, GFRP's Heather Weiss opened a conversation about promising family engagement innovations for family engagement innovations. The webinar titled, “Helping Children Succeed Through Family Engagement,” built from our recent paper for the Carnegie Corporation of New York and features three powerful examples of the high leverage innovations now igniting and informing growing investments in family engagement as a key driver in children’s school success and for achieving educational equity. This webinar and PowerPoint presentation is available on-demand below.

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Helping Children Succeed Through Family Engagement
Apr 18
Blog

Family Engagement

Helping Children Succeed Through Family Engagement

On April 25th at 2pm EST, GFRP's Heather Weiss opened a conversation about promising family engagement innovations for family engagement innovations. 

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Access The Archive
Apr 22
Blog

Family Engagement

Access The Archive

We are pleased to announce that all of the materials produced by the Harvard Family Research Project (1983-2016) are now available in the archive section of our Global Family Research Project site. 

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Everything Is Awesome! Reflections from a Whirlwind Journey to the LEGO Idea Conference 2019
Apr 22
Blog

Family Engagement Schools

Everything Is Awesome! Reflections from a Whirlwind Journey to the LEGO Idea Conference 2019

GFRP’s Margaret Caspe shares her reflections on the 2019 LEGO Idea Conference in Billund, Denmark.

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