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

Cambridge leaders launch math equity initiative
Nov 12
Blog

Early Childhood Education Schools Family Engagement Capacity Building

Cambridge leaders launch math equity initiative

The city’s Family Policy Council is fostering community collaboration to build students’ — and families’ — confidence in math.

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Responding to COVID-19: Seven Practices to Guide Funding and Programming
Oct 26
Blog

Family Engagement Digital Media Capacity Building

Responding to COVID-19: Seven Practices to Guide Funding and Programming

STEM Next Opportunity fund reimagines family engagement in the changing environment of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Science Museum Adapts Model to Bring Joy Through STEM to Families Hit Hard by COVID-19
Oct 19
Blog

Afterschool Family Engagement Schools Capacity Building

Science Museum Adapts Model to Bring Joy Through STEM to Families Hit Hard by COVID-19

The New York Hall of Science’s ‘hyper-local’ approach to family engagement builds ‘parents’ agency’ to support their children’s learning in STEM.

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Family Engagement Storytelling Project Stands at the 'Intersection of Media and Educational Justice'
May 19
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Afterschool Family Engagement Digital Media Schools Capacity Building

Family Engagement Storytelling Project Stands at the 'Intersection of Media and Educational Justice'

Cambridge Agenda for Children’s Stories of Family Partnership offer a new approach to building capacity within the out-of-school-time community.

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