Online Professional Learning and
Technical Assistance for
21st Century Community Learning Centers

Family Engagement Resource Providers Webinars

Friday, May 29, 2015 at 5:10 AM (Eastern)


The U.S. Department of Education supports the Family Engagement Resource Providers (FERP) project to build state and local capacity to effectively engage families and strengthen collaboration between families, schools, and community partners in order to support the academic achievement of students participating in 21st CCLC programs. As a part of the project, FERP hosted several national webinars which connect family engagement research to practical implementation strategies.


Using the Department of Education's Dual Capacity Building Framework for Family-School Partnerships

Engaging Families in Student Learning

Engaging Families of Children With Disabilities

High-Impact Strategies to Engage Families and Enhance Student Achievement

Beyond Bedtime Stories: Engaging Families to Support Children's Literacy Development

Strengthening Father Engagement

Tweets, Texts and Blogs Oh My! The Many Ways 21st CCLC Programs Can Use Social Media to Connect with Families

Engaging With Families to Support College and Career Readiness

Engaging With Families to Support STEM Student Success

Evaluating Family Engagement

Engaging With Families to Support Summer Learning



The Department presents the following 12 Family Engagement Practices to Watch profiles developed as part of the United States Department of Education funded FERP contract with Manhattan Strategy Group. The profiles can be used as a technical assistance tool that bridges research to practice and provides real-life illustrations of programs operationalizing family engagement strategies. Each of the 12 profiles provides a brief description of the 21st CCLC program, details the family engagement strategies implemented including lessons learned and offers tips to readers to implement similar strategies.

Family Engagement Practices to Watch:

Allamakee Community School District

Catholic Charities of Tennessee

Chesapeake Multicultural Resource Center

Communities in Schools of Cleveland County North Carolina

Greenville Independent School District (ISD) Afterschool Centers of Education (ACE) Project

Heeia Elementary School

Hilliard Horizon Elementary School New Horizons

Molokai Learning, Investing, Vigorously, Everyday (Molokai LIVE)

Project Literacy Engagement and Achievement Program (LEAP) Rochester for At-Risk Urban Males

Promise South Salt Lake

Tennessee Opportunity Programs Academics Inspiring Minds (AiM)

Washington Elementary School District (WESD) After-School Academy


For additional information and assistance on supporting family engagement in 21st CCLC programs, please email the FERP project at