Hawai'i Statewide Family Engagement Center​

Our purpose is to implement high impact family engagement strategies, programming and policies that build powerful partnerships among family, school, and community. We promote Family Engagement as a learning and equity strategy to improve student academic success and school improvement.

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Join the HFEC 2021 Spring Family Engagement Strategy Showcase!

The Hawai’i Statewide Family Engagement Center (HFEC) is pleased to present a mini professional development series to showcase evidence-based family engagement programs and strategies to schools and complex areas across Hawai’i.

Session 1: Supporting Micronesian Families in Hawai’i with Paul Hadik

When: Wednesday, March 24, 2021 | Time: 8:30 – 9:45 HST | View Flyer |  View Recording!  

Session 2: Parent Institute for Quality Education (PIQE)

When: Wednesday April 21, 2021 | Time: 8:30 – 9:45 am HST | View Flyer | Register!

Session 3: Academic Parent Teacher Teams (APTT)

When: Wednesday May 26, 2021 | Time: 8:30 – 9:45 am HST | View Flyer | Register!

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What is Family Engagement?

Our center has adopted the Dual Capacity-Building Framework and the National Association for Family, School, and Community Engagement (NAFSCE) definition of family engagement: 

  • Family engagement is a shared responsibility in which schools and other community agencies and organizations are committed to reaching out to engage families in meaningful ways and in which families are committed to actively supporting their children’s learning and development.
  • Family engagement is continuous across a child’s life and entails enduring commitment but changing parent roles as children mature into young adulthood.
  • Effective family engagement cuts across and reinforces learning in the multiple settings where children learn- at home, in prekindergarten programs, in school, in after school programs, in faith-based institutions, and in the community.

Our Mission

To promote high impact activities and policies that build powerful partnerships among family, school, and community in order to enhance child development and student achievement. 

Our Goal

To support and strengthen the three spheres of influence that contribute to student success: Family, School, Community.

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