NAFSCE has launched a national movement to build capacity and leadership, advance evidence-based practices, and promote effective policies for family, school, and community engagement from the school house to the White House.
At NAFSCE, we work with our members every day to promote child development, transform low-performing schools, and erase the achievement gap.
If you share our commitment to improving family, school and community engagement join the NAFSCE movement today!
Through its website and NAFSCE Network meetings, NAFSCE will give you access to cutting-edge information, link you to high quality programs and resources, give you news about the latest developments in the field, and offer access to a research and information clearinghouse.
As a member, you also will benefit from professional learning networks, a talent bank featuring skilled professionals across the country, professional development, a job bank, and opportunities to participate in advocacy and policy formation.
NAFSCE proudly announces the launch of its individual membership campaign. Become a founding member today!
If you’re an afterschool or early childhood professional, educator, not-for-profit leader, parent facilitator/coordinator, parent leader, policymaker, practitioner, researcher, or state/district/school leader, please join us. NAFSCE is your advocate and all are welcome.
NAFSCE is committed to working in synergy with diverse stakeholders who influence and/or impact family engagement in education. We offer a variety of partnership and sponsorship opportunities to support the advancement of our mission and vision.
NAFSCE offers the following levels of participation to enable diverse opportunities for engagement in our mission and vision starting with contributions as low as $1,000.
NAFSCE is interested in partnerships with a variety of organizations:
The Heising-Simons Foundation – NAFSCE recognizes its first and founding funder, the Heising-Simons Foundation, who provided a one year planning grant, followed by a one year implementation grant. Their funding enabled the establishment of NAFSCE. The Heising-Simons Foundation is dedicated to advancing sustainable solutions in the environment, supporting groundbreaking research in science, and enhancing the education of our youngest learners. For more information, please go to www.heisingsimons.org.
ZG Ventures is a private investment firm with a primary focus on improving health and education through innovative uses of technology. Its mission is to work collaboratively with others to increase the availability of high quality health and education resources globally. Z-G founded Cricket Media. Cricket Media is an education media company that provides award-winning content on a safe and secure learning network for children, families, and teachers across the world. Cricket Media’s popular media brands include Babybug and Cricket Magazine. The Company’s innovative web-based K12 tools for school and home include the ePals Global Community serving over one million classrooms and families as well as In2Books, its research-tested common core eMentoring program, for building reading, writing, and thinking skills.
Join us for NAFSCE’s Network Meetings! The NAFSCE Network meets monthly (9 months per year) to support and elevate the field in advancing high impact family and community engagement. Thanks to our partnership with the National Education Association (NEA), all NAFSCE Network Meetings are held at the NEA’s offices in Washington, DC, typically on a webinar platform, with the opportunity for in-person or virtual participation. Sessions typically occur the last Wednesday of the month. The sessions are separated into three categories:
Capacity building meetings offer rich information on the latest thinking in the field. Presenters will typically pair a expert and a practitioner.
These meetings will provide an opportunity for the field to present best practices and new research. The agenda will include up to five presentations and time for questions and comments from the field.
Policy conversations will feature a panel with lively discussion of current policy issues. Q&A will engage the field in crafting NAFSCE’s policy agenda.
Capacity building webinars help to build your capacity for delivering high-impact family, school, and community engagement practices. Nationally recognized experts paired with local practitioners present breakthrough information, from summarizing recent research to sharing effective practices.
These webinars are presented in person (for those in the DC Metro area) and virtually. Each Capacity Building Webinar allows for full audience participation and open Q & A.
These meetings provide an opportunity for you to share with and learn from your colleagues. The agenda will include up to five presentations focused on topics of interest to the field.
These meetings are presented in person (for those in the DC Metro area) and virtually. Each Platform for Practices Sharing Meeting allows for full audience participation and open Q & A.
Policy conversations provide an opportunity for us to collectively engage in discussion about federal and state policy that can help to bolster family, school, and community engagement practices. Hear about pending policy and share your examples of effective policies at the state or district level.
These meetings are conducted as webinars. They are presented in person (for those in the DC Metro area) and virtually. Each Engage in Policy Conversation allows for full audience participation and open Q & A.