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Welcome to the Global Family Research Project

September 30, 2017

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The Harvard Family Research Project separated from the Harvard Graduate School of Education to become the Global Family Research Project as of January 1, 2017. It is no longer affiliated with Harvard University

GFRP Website

Who We Are

The Global Family Research Project is an independent, entrepreneurial nonprofit organization that supports all families and communities in helping children find success in and out of school. We create a worldwide exchange of ideas to further the understanding and implementation of anywhere, anytime learning for all.

Since 1983, our team has provided leadership to promote strategies that build pathways for children’s whole development across all learning environments.

What We Do

We connect research, policy, and practice to support a community of people dedicated to advancing children’s learning and development. We foster collaboration among child- and family-serving organizations so they can create equitable learning pathways across time and place. We strengthen knowledge and skills through technical assistance, professional development, and evaluation.

Education leaders, researchers, policymakers, funders, practitioners, and the media are among our partners in innovating family and community engagement strategies anywhere, anytime children learn.

Archived Material and Access

The hfrp.org website has closed and we are in the process of bringing the resources on it to this site. If a specific publication is needed, contact info@globalfrp.org.

Our Recent Work

Be sure to check out our recent work, research-practice briefs, blog posts, and more!

Ideabook: Libraries for Families

Heather B. Weiss, M. Elena Lopez, Margaret Caspe, Lorette McWilliams

The Ideabook, developed in partnership with the Public Library Association (PLA), offers a research-based framework to guide libraries’ work in family engagement and shares 54 profiles of the innovative ways that libraries – big and small – support families in promoting children’s learning and development. The book also includes recommendations from library leaders on how to adapt and transform practices in local settings.

Formula for Success: Engaging Families in Early Math Learning

You can read more about the ideas included in this blog in our report:

Formula for Success: Engaging Families in Early Math Learning.

Our latest Early Math blog highlights this report's findings.

Seven Research-Based Ways That Families Promote Early Literacy

Margaret Caspe and M. Elena Lopez

You can read more about the ideas included in this blog in our report:

Seven Research-Based Ways Families Promote Early Literacy

Our latest Early Literacy blog highlights this report's findings.