Overview

Learning begins in families and continues throughout a child’s growth toward adulthood.

Family engagement is a shared responsibility of family members to contribute to a child’s learning and development, and of schools and communities to ensure families have the tools they need to support their children’s success in and out of school.

Global Family Research Project

● Provides leadership and a vision for how schools and other community organizations can improve family engagement efforts.

● Conducts research on the innovative and successful ways that policymakers, funders, and practitioners work toward more equitable learning and close opportunity gaps by reaching underserved families.

● Connects family engagement professionals with the knowledge and resources that help them strengthen partnerships with families to benefit children.

Featured Resources

New Study Confirms Benefits of Connecting Parents with Each Other to Build Social Capital
Feb 25
Blog

Afterschool Family Engagement Research

New Study Confirms Benefits of Connecting Parents with Each Other to Build Social Capital

Structured, school-based events improve parent network quality and could be especially helpful for Latinx families.

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Family Engagement Game Brings Theory Into Practice
Jan 28
Blog

Family Engagement Capacity Building

Family Engagement Game Brings Theory Into Practice

The Family Engagement Game demonstrates a need for interactive and participatory strategies for practitioners engaging families across the ecology of learning.

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A Holiday Letter from GFRP
Dec 23
Blog

Family Engagement Early Childhood Education Libraries Capacity Building

A Holiday Letter from GFRP

We end the year with gratitude for all the hard and inspiring work so many families, schools, and communities are doing.

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Family engagement professionals become first responders, develop creative ways to connect with students and parents
Dec 3
Blog

Family Engagement Early Childhood Education Schools Capacity Building

Family engagement professionals become first responders, develop creative ways to connect with students and parents

As remote learning continues, parent coordinators take the lead in reimagining services to ‘meet families where they are’ and adapt to an ever-changing fall semester.

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