Raising Family Partnerships, a family engagement fellowship for public school principals and their leadership teams, seeks to redesign how families, schools, and communities collaborate to improve student outcomes across the state.
The fellowship commenced in the summer of 2017 with two intensive design camps in Austin, Texas and Cambridge, Massachusetts.
The immersive all-expenses-paid camp experiences provided campus leadership teams the opportunity to solidify their family engagement goals and strategies, leadership approaches, and current practices.
As a Raising Family Partnerships fellow, principals and their leadership teams will continue to learn from experts, as well as each other, the various ways to advance their campus and community strategies.
At the end of the fellowship year, teams will invite leaders of other schools in their district to a design workshop to help scale impact beyond the program participants. There, fellows will showcase their family engagement plans, implementation outcomes, and lessons learned, helping others understand the opportunities and resources available for their own campuses.