Family Engagement


Family engagement is families, education programs, and community partners working together to help children and youth learn, grow and prepare for their future. For many years, the Family Engagement program within our center worked with the Ohio Department of Education across projects to support schools in implementing  practices to support family-school partnerships and received federal funding to become Ohio’s Statewide Family Engagement Center.


We inspire and equip schools, community organizations, and families to work together by providing information and training on high-impact family engagement practices to improve outcomes for teachers, students, families, and communities. 

Our program:

  • provides training and tools to families to support their child’s learning, emotional health, and plans for the future
  • supports approaches to family engagement that are lasting and integrated into family life and the school system
  • contributes new research and survey tools to the field of family engagement, in collaboration with faculty and students at The Ohio State University
  • builds professional training and tools for school leaders, teachers, and community partners to build their capacity to work with families

Program Team

Keya Crenshaw

Communications & Marketing Coordinator

Robert Reece