This summer marks the conclusion of the Family Engagement Impact Project (FEIP), an investment by the Heising-Simons Foundation’s Education program totaling more than $3 million to better coordinate family engagement efforts across organizations. The project supported multiple collaborations between school districts, community organizations, and early childhood providers.
Through this investment, FEIP sought to improve some of the ways communities, professionals, and parents engage in children’s learning, and to promote positive educational outcomes for low-income immigrant children from birth through age 8. The initiative took place in two California counties, San Mateo and Santa Clara, and consisted of three phases: (1) planning (2013), (2) implementation (2014- 2016), and (3) sustainability (2016-2017).
In 2016, FEIP engaged Mathematica Policy Research, Inc. to evaluate the implementation phase. The full report can be accessed here.
Drawing from the evaluation findings, another FEIP partner, James Bell Associates, oversaw the development of a series of tips and resources for funders, practitioners, and policymakers to reference and learn from. I invite you to read the six briefs below.
In addition, I had the pleasure of co-presenting a workshop on FEIP at the 2017 National Family and Community Engagement Conference, and you can see those slides here.
Click on each image below to access the full document.