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Parent Involvement
This section provides information on existing parent-school partnerships and how to create new partnerships, examples of parental involvement policies and programs, and a parenting message board, all dedicated to increasing the likelihood of success for the student.

 

Aspire Public Schools
Aspire Public Schools is a non-profit organization that prepares urban students for college, encourages parent participation in all aspects of school life by providing guidance about at-home support, school decision-making and supporting easy, open communication with teachers.

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California Parent Information Resource Center (PIRC)
The California Parent Information Resource Center (PIRC) 2 helps parents become more involved in their children’s education and assists schools with the implementation of successful and effective parental involvement policies and programs that lead to improvements in student academic achievement. Schools, families and communities working together toward the same goal, greatly improve the academic success rate of students.

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Center for the Improvement of Child Caring
Center for the Improvement of Child Caring is a parenting and parenting education association that works to increase the likelihood that every child is raised effectively and humanely and offers parenting skill-building programs and numerous ways to bring family contribution into childhood care and educational systems.

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Family Education
Family Education provides parenting message boards, advice from parents, parenting newsletters and school resources which enable parents to communicate with one and another along with offering informative articles from pregnancy to adulthood.

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The Family Involvement Network of Educators (FINE)
The Family Involvement Network of Educators (FINE) is a national network of over 8,000 people who are interested in promoting strong partnerships between children's educators, their families, and their communities.

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Family Support America
Family Support America is a national resource that dedicates itself to providing information and support for families and parents regarding child abuse, alcoholism, adoption, disciplining children, divorce, work and other family related concerns.

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Hand In Hand
Hand In Hand’s mission is to share knowledge about programs that value the role of parents, families and the overall community in childhood learning and provides information on youth activities and programs, free education and parenting tips.

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Harvard Family Research Project
Harvard Family Research Project is a resource for promoting strategies to support family involvement in children’s learning and development and supporting the sustained incorporation of family and community into education reforms affecting well being of children and youth.

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National Center for Family and Community Connections with Schools
SEDL's National Center for Family and Community Connections with Schools links people with research-based information and resources that they can use to effectively connect schools, families, and communities. The Center provides three primary types of resources to assist researchers, practitioners, families and community members with finding and utilizing research based information people need to take action and make connections between schools, families, and communities.

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National Center for Fathering
National Center for Fathering is a nonprofit, scientific and education organization that offers research-based training for men in fathering situations through seminars and small-group training, a daily radio-show and turn-key easily implemented fathering programs.

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National Coalition for Parent Involvement in Education
National Coalition for Parent Involvement in Education is an advocate for the involvement of parents and families in their children’s education and seeks to make a difference by serving as visible representative, conducting activities that involve organizations efforts in family participation and providing resource and legislative information.

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National Education Association (NEA) Parent Resources
Developed through a joint effort between NEA and National Parent Teacher Association (PTA), these two-page guides provide parents and caregivers with fundamental tools to encourage their children's success in school.

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National PIRC
The National Parental Information and Resource Center’s (PIRC) list of 62 PIRCs by state.

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National PTA
National PTA is a resource created to organize and support parent involvement in children’s education through family-school partnerships and information on getting ready for the new school year, healthy lifestyles and after-school programs.

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Parents for Public Schools
Parents for Public Schools offers a network for parents to engage in school improvement efforts at the local, state and national levels and works to develop parent leadership by arming parents with information about how schools should and do operate and motivation to act on behalf of all the students.

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Parent Involvement Matters
Parent Involvement Matters offers the resources of parent leaders, educators, school administrators and other organizations that work towards making parent-school-community partnerships a priority and increasing family engagement through positive youth development.

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Parent Power Handbook
A handbook outlining what parents can do to support children's learning at all ages -- babies and toddlers, preschoolers, elementary school, middle school, and high school.

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Project Appleseed
Project Appleseed is the national campaign for public school improvement aiming to evaluate and improve parent-school partnerships through providing a parent-school involvement checklist, parental involvement report card, recent news and videos on family events, family engagement, student success, and education funding.

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PTO Today
PTO Today is a resource aimed at helping parent leaders make schools great through step-by-step tips to setting up new parent groups at schools, fundraising, building parent involvement and planning school family nights while offering interactive message boards and file exchanges.

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Southwest Educational Development Laboratory (SEDL)
SEDL helps bring together families, communities, and schools to support students’ academic achievement. They work strategically at the state and federal levels to support efforts to improve parent involvement and partnerships among schools, families, and communities. They develop and disseminate research-based resources on building family and community partnerships that are focused on student success.

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Teaching for Change
Teaching for Change works to build social justice in the classroom by encouraging professional development and parent organizations and sponsoring the Cross City Parent Leadership Initiative that acts as an opportunity for parent coordinators and parents to gain the tools to facilitate effective family-school programs.

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Webinar Series: Achieving Excellence and Innovation in Family, School, and Community Engagement
This webinar series is an opportunity for stakeholders representing national, regional, and local organizations to learn about family, school, and community, engagement research, best practices from the field, and new innovations that are making a difference in school improvement and student learning.

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