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

Family Engagement Storytelling Project Stands at the 'Intersection of Media and Educational Justice'
May 19
Blog

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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Engaging and Supporting Families During Distance Learning
May 5
Blog

Early Childhood Education Family Engagement Schools Capacity Building

Engaging and Supporting Families During Distance Learning

Learn more from GFRP’s Christina Simpson about what families want to know during times of uncertainty.

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GFRP logo with Twitter hashtag One Global Family
Apr 28
Blog

Family Engagement Capacity Building

Sharing a Continued Commitment to Family Engagement

A letter from GFRP staff regarding continued priorities for family engagement.

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People standing around a leader watching them raise up red scissors
Dec 19
Blog

Family Engagement Schools Capacity Building

Schools Drive Positive Change Through Parent-Teacher Relationships

The design-thinking process can be a step toward learning more about the real barriers that keep families from engaging in their children’s education.

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