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Media Kit Contents

This kit contains a news release, the Raising Family Partnerships initiative launch video, downloadable Raise Your Hand Texas Foundation and Raising Family Partnerships logos, a map showing the location of the campuses selected for the initiative, and downloadable content reflective of the fellowship.

Raise Your Hand Texas Foundation Announces Raising Family Partnerships Fellowship to Improve Student Achievement by Redesigning Family Engagement

Research shows strong family, school, and community partnerships represent critical components of improving academic achievement. That’s why the Raise Your Hand Texas Foundation launched Raising Family Partnerships. This fellowship program seeks to redesign how families, schools, and communities collaborate to improve student outcomes.

Downloadable Content

Need content to promote this initiative? Raise Your Hand Texas provides downloadable content for your use through our Press Kit portal.

All media outlets are free to download and publish the Raise Your Hand Texas Foundation or Raising Family Partnerships logos.

For additional questions and requests, please contact Petri Darby, VP of Marketing, at pdarby@ryht.org or Joel Goudeau, Visual Design Strategist, at jgoudeau@ryht.org.

Raising Family Partnerships Sites

The Raising Family Partnerships fellowship kicked off in the summer of 2017 with an intensive all-expenses-paid design camp, where school leaders analyzed their current practices to develop customized strategic family engagement plans.

For the next year, participants will remain connected through the Raise Your Hand Texas Raising Family Partnerships network, working together to implement and improve their plans. Fellows will continue their journey together, connecting monthly through online channels to collaborate and provide feedback on ways to strengthen partnerships on their campuses.

Participating Schools

Pre-kindergarten
  • Weldon Hafley Development Center, Eagle Mountain-Saginaw ISD
Elementary Schools
  • Alfred Sorensen Elementary, Pharr-San Juan-Alamo ISD
  • Blanton Elementary, Arlington ISD
  • Bright Elementary, Frisco ISD
  • Cedric C. Smith Elementary, Magnolia ISD
  • Constance Hulbert Elementary, Ysleta ISD
  • East Point Elementary, Ysleta ISD
  • Elma E. Barrera Elementary, Santa Rosa ISD
  • F.W. Gross Elementary, Victoria ISD
  • Griffith Elementary, Brazosport ISD
  • Gulledge Elementary, Plano ISD
  • Independence Elementary, Keller ISD
  • Jean & Betty Schmalz Elementary, Katy ISD
  • Janett Brockett Elementary, Mansfield Elementary
  • Judy Rucker Elementary, Prosper ISD
  • Pewitt Elementary, Pewitt CISD
  • Robert B. Sewell Elementary, Garland ISD
  • Sgt. Roberto Ituarte Elementary, Socorro ISD
  • Spicewood Park Elementary, Southwest ISD
  • Travis Elementary, Harlingen CISD
Middle Schools
  • Clifton Middle, Clifton ISD
  • Killough Middle, Alief ISD
  • Ricardo Middle, Ricardo ISD
  • Sam Houston Middle, Garland ISD
High Schools
  • Lancaster High, Lancaster ISD
  • Mount Calm High, Mount Calm ISD