Family Engagement

A Culture of Shared Responsibility


Family Engagement is a key element to the success of students. LACOE's family engagement website is designed to provide districts, schools, and teachers with an array of high quality strategies to effectively engage families. The resources found here will assist you in cultivating and sustaining a culture of shared responsibility.

Harvard Family Resource Project’s, Beyond Random Acts: Family, School, and Community Engagement as an Integral Part of Education Reform encourages districts and schools to make family engagement a systemic, integrated, and sustained effort aligned to student learning.

  • Creating Connections

    Creating Connections

  • Family Engagement Requirements

    Family Engagement Requirements

  • What Works?

    What Works?

  • Additional Resources

    Additional Resources

Topics of Interest
Family Engagement Toolkit (CDE)Family Engagement Toolkit (CDE)
This resource provides practical planning and evaluation tools that support efforts to engage all families, particularly those of underrepresented and underserved students....Read more
Family Engagement RequirementsFamily Engagement Requirements
State and federal laws require that schools and districts partner with parents to increase student achievement. Mandating reforms that promote family engagement is often easier said than done. ...Read more
Creating ConnectionsCreating Connections
We, as thoughtful school leaders, actively engage families in meaningful partnerships to support student learning. This section explores positive home and school relationships built on trust and respect....Read more
What Works in Family EngagmentWhat Works in Family Engagment
The publications on this link describe what effective family engagement looks like. The Showcase Practices are a collection of strategies that local districts in Los Angeles County use to engage families and communities in student learning. ...Read more
High Quality Family Engagement ResourcesHigh Quality Family Engagement Resources
If your district or school is ready to take your family engagement efforts to the next level, we are confident that you’ll find value in the tools shared here. To save you time, a vast online search of family engagement materials has been compiled. ...Read more
Staff Contacts

562-922-6333 phone
562-940-1875 fax

Education Center West (ECW)
12830 Columbia Way, Downey, CA 90242

Chanel Young-Smith, Project Director III
Wendy Foy, Division Secretary
Aaron Dover, Coordinator III
Sunghie Okino, Coordinator III