Hawaiʻi Statewide Family Engagement Center

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US DOE Office of Elementary and Secondary Education: The Hawaii Family Engagement Center is funded by a discretionary grant from the  U.S. DOE Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE). The mission of the OESE is to promote academic excellence, enhance educational opportunities and equity for all of America’s children and families. 

Scholastic FACE: Scholastic Family and Community Engagement (FACE)  programs and resources are designed to provide educators, parents, and the community leaders the research-based solutions they need to help all children succeed inside and outside of the classroom. Through this website you can find the ‘Karen Mapp Family Engagement in Education Workshop series’ which provides a 3-day interactive workshop focused on exploring the links between family and community engagement and student achievement. 

Karen Mapp: Karen Mapp, Ed.D. is a senior lecturer on education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and the faculty director of the Education Policy and Management Master’s Program. Karen Mapp served as a consultant on family engagement to US DOE and developed the US Department of Education Dual Capacity-Building Framework for Family School Partnerships. 

NAFSCE: National Association of Family, School, and Community Engagement (NAFSCE). The National Association for Family, School, and Community Engagement is the first association focused solely on advancing family, community, and school engagement. It has a mission to advance high-impact policies and practices to promote child development and improve student achievement. As a member of NAFSCE, they provide resources, technical assistance and networking opportunities for HFEC collaborations to improve and advance family engagement strategies. 

NCFL: National Center for Families Learning (NCFL). The National Center for Families Learning (NCFL) works to eradicate poverty through education solutions for families. A pioneer in family literacy, NCFL’s family literacy model programs have improved academic outcomes for children and fostered economic self-sufficiency in adults. The NCFL has a history of working in Hawaii with certified trainers on family literacy and outreach that includes homeless families.