Ohio’s Statewide Family Engagement Center

Ohio Statewide Family Engagement Center at the Center on Education and Training for Employment is a leader in the field of family, school, and community engagement. We bring research to action by providing schools and families with the tools they need to work together so all children have success in learning and life. We aim to inspire and equip schools, community organizations, and families to work together by providing useful information and training on high-impact family engagement practices. Our work:

  • Provides training & tools to families to help them understand ways to support their child’s learning, emotional health, & plans for the future.
  • Supports approaches to family engagement that are lasting and integrated into family life and the school system.
  • Contributes new research to the field of family engagement.
  • Builds professional training and tools for school leaders, teachers, and community partners to build their capacity to work with all families.

The Statewide Family Engagement Center is a collaboration of The Ohio State University’s Center on Education and Training for Employment; the Ohio Department of Education; the National Network of Partnership Schools at Johns Hopkins University; the National Association for Family, School, and Community Engagement; the Youth Policy Institute, and many other state and regional partners.

Sponsor: US Department of Education

Principal Investigator: Dr. Barbara Boone

Co-PIDr. Meredith Wellman

Award Total: $4,186,529 (2 subawards)