Hawaii Statewide Family Engagement Center

Project Overview

Our goal is to build capacity in every community in Hawai‘i among schools, parents, and community organizations, so that all children thrive developmentally and academically.

CDS was awarded grant funding from the U.S. Department of Education to establish the Hawai‘i Statewide Family Engagement Center (HSFEC) to implement effective family engagement policies, programs, and activities that lead to improvements in academic achievement for disadvantaged students. We plan to accomplish this by building capacity for school districts to systematically embed family engagement policies and practices in their education plans. HSFEC provides educators, community partners, and parents the skills and resources to effectively engage families as critical stakeholders in their child’s education from birth to Grade 12 through evidence-based training programs, professional development and technical assistance.

Project Dates: October 2018 – September 2023 

Funding: The US Department of Education – Office of Elementary and Secondary Education

Team

Chuan Chang Chinn

Chuan Chang Chinn

Principal Investigator

Angela Matian

Angela Matian

Project Lead & Trainer

Lisa Eng

Lisa Eng

Project Manager

Caryl Hitchcock

Caryl Hitchcock

Curriculum Developer

Tammy Tom

Tammy Tom

Evaluator

Andrea Alexander

Andrea Alexander

Community Engagement Liaison

Lauren Lum Ho

Lauren Lum Ho

Digital Content Coordinator

Melody Halzel

Melody Halzel

Graduate Assistant

Partners