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 Community Partners


This page includes select state and national resources that provide strategies as well as publications and programs on family engagement to build parent and school capacity within communities in order to increase student achievement.

State Online Resources

  • Bright from the Start: The Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning is responsible for meeting the child care and early education needs of Georgia's children and their families. To learn more visit: http://www.decal.ga.gov/Default.aspx
  • Communities In Schools of Georgia is part of a national network and builds statewide capacity for the network of local affiliates to sustain, grow and improve educational outcomes for under-served youth. ​To learn more visit: http://www.cisga.org/​
  • Get Georgia Reading Campaign partners are rallying people, organizations, and communities to apply a common agenda as a framework for action so that all children in Georgia become proficient readers by the end of third grade.​ ​To learn more visit: http://getgeorgiareading.org/​
  • The Georgia Department of Education Family-School Partnership Program provides many resources and examples of best practices, K -12, from around the state to help schools and districts build parent and school staff capacity. To learn more about Georgia's Family-School Partnership Program, click here​. 

  • The Georgia Family Connection Partnership is a statewide network dedicated to the health and well-being of families and communities. They empower communities in 159 Georgia counties to craft local solutions based on local decisions. To learn more visit: gafcp.org/​

  • The Georgia Parent Mentor Partnership builds communication between the home and school through their special education parent mentors. They collaborate with parents to increase their involvement, both in addressing concerns as well as in reaching targeted goals to improve all children’s achievement levels. To learn more visit: www.parentmentors.org
  • The Georgia Parent Teacher Association (PTA) provides many family engagement tools to assist parents in helping their children be successful students. To learn more visit: www.georgiapta.org
  • The state organization, Parent to Parent of Georgia, provides support, information services, training and leadership opportunities for families who have children and youth with disabilities. To learn more visit: www.p2pga.org
  • United Way of Greater Atlanta brings together people and resources to tackle complex issues and drive sustainable positive change to help our community thrive. To learn more visit:​​ https://www.unitedwayatlanta.org/

​​​​National Online Resources

  • The America’s Promise Alliance along with the Annie E. Casey Foundation provides resources on parent engagement in dropout prevention. More specifically it shares a framework for effectively engaging parents in what they call the 3A’s: Attendance Every Day, Achievement Every Year, and Attainment Over Time. To learn more visit: http://www.americaspromise.org/Resources/ParentEngagement.aspx
  • The National Association for Family, School and Community Engagement (NAFSCE)​ is a membership association focused solely on advancing family, school, and community engagement. To learn more visit: http://www.nafsce.org/​​

  • The National Dropout Prevention Center/Network (NDPC/N) serves as a clearinghouse on issues related to dropout prevention and offers strategies designed to increase the graduation rate in America's schools through family engagement. To learn more visit: http://www.dropoutprevention.org/effective-strategies/family-engagement
  • The ParentCamp tool kit is intended to give some general guidance on how to produce a ParentCamp of your own. To learn more visit:​ https://www.ed.gov/family-and-community-engagement/parentcamp-tool-kit​
  • The Parent Teacher Association (PTA) National Standards for Family–School Partnerships provides a framework for how families, schools, and communities should work together to support student success. The National Standards Implementation Guide also provides detailed explanations for each of the PTA standards and practical suggestions for how to engage families in the education of their children. To learn more visit: http://www.pta.org/family_school_partnerships.asp
  • The Strengthening Families Electronic Library contains hundreds of resources to help strengthen families—whether working directly with families, developing staff or programs, or making the case for using the Strengthening Families approach. To learn more visit: http://www.strengtheningfamilies.net/index.php/online_resources
  • The United States Department of Education provides information to assist school systems, schools, parents, family members, and communities in meeting the requirements of parent and family engagement provisions required under Title I, Part A. To learn more visit: https://www.ed.gov/family-and-community-engagement?src=rn
  • The United States Department of Education provides materials for parents and provides suggestions for actions that families can take to engage themselves in their children's preschool, elementary, middle, or high schools. To learn more visit: http://www2.ed.gov/parents/landing.jhtml
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