Learn More About the Department of Equity, Family and Community Engagement
Our mission is to support equitable and sustainable engagement practices that build trust with students, families and communities, are culturally responsive and create a welcoming space, particularly for those who have been marginalized in order to be more informed, better able to find support and more empowered to contribute to student success.
We are committed to cultivating partnerships with families, members of the community and community organizations to support the academic success and healthy development of our students.
We believe that families are key partners in education and that informed, engaged parents and a supportive community are essential to our success. Working together as collaborative partners, we can accomplish far more than we can alone.
We work to ensure that families and community members are aware and understand what we do, the direction we are heading, know where to find support and feel empowered to contribute.
We provide opportunities for families, educators and the community to learn together and from each other. We develop two-way communication systems to better understand diverse perspectives and needs. We help build the capacity of schools to establish collaborative, meaningful relationships with families. We help parents become leaders and knowledgeable partners in education. We bring community resources and services to struggling families.