Office of Family and Community Engagement

Office of Family and Community Engagement

Welcome to the Office of Family and Community Engagement – the FACE of the School District of Philadelphia.

Our office is dedicated to creating and supporting partnerships among schools, families and community. As a central resource for family engagement, FACE strives to engage and inform parent leaders and families as essential partners in helping students achieve academic proficiency, college and career readiness.

Our primary focus will be on enhancing parent engagement strategies to promote student achievement. Specific responsibilities include providing parents and families with the necessary resources to assist them to effectively perform as their children’s first teachers; supporting their advocacy as advisors and decision-makers in the practice and process of their child’s education; implementing strategies and systemic initiatives that improve the collaboration between parents, families, schools; creating learning opportunities and collegial inquiry for parents, ensuring equity and access for all parents and families through multilingual programs; providing ongoing, differentiated and targeted professional and personal development through workshops and Parent University; providing parents and families with reliable and transparent high quality educational services; and building effective and sustainable family, school and community partnerships.

To download a quick overview of our office click here.

You can also download a copy of the PowerPoint presentation about our office shared at the RC Strategy, Policy and Priority Meeting on 10.15.2013

Please feel free to browse our page to learn more about the programs and services we offer or follow the following quick links to get to the information you are looking for:

What Every Parent Needs to Know