Overcoming Barriers: Closing the Engagement Gap

Language, income, and tech are a few hurdles preventing strong family-school partnerships. We’ll share proven methods with evidence-backed strategies employed by hundreds of schools that bridge the divide to move families from connected to engaged to empowered.

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Pre-Conference Workshop

Come early and join NCFL and the Nebraska Children and Families Foundation on Sunday, Oct. 22 for a pre-conference workshop from 12:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. The pre-con will kick off with a keynote address by Dr. Walter Gilliam, executive director of the Buffett Early Childhood Institute and leading expert in early childhood health and […]

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SFEC Local Staff and Parents Reflect on Evaluation

AZ and NE SFEC Family Literacy coordinators, parent leaders, and evaluators join in a fishbowl conversation with attendees to reflect on evaluation lessons learned and the potential of equitable, co-designed evaluation and programs where family voice drives continued improvement.

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Unlocking Parents’ Potential Through Leadership

Create opportunities to help adult learners unlock their potential, develop leadership skills, and directly impact their home, school, and community. Come learn strategies to incorporate into your lesson plan. Practice engagement activities that will effectively motivate and support parents.

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Uplifting & Wrapping Around Our Communities

It Takes a Village: Education and community professionals will share assessment tools (community and individual) and strategies as well as discuss the impact of wraparound services and the primary person model to help create individualized plans of support for families to thrive in challenging communities.

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Welcome to Parent Nation: Our Rural Pilot

Partners for Rural Impact (PRI) brought Parent Villages, a program based on the work of Dr. Dana Suskind in Parent Nation, to our organization and to one of our communities  in 2023. In this session, you’ll experience Parent Village activities firsthand and learn how to use them to build capacity in your organization and rural […]

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Reimagining School-Family-Community Partnerships

Effective support of students starts with reimagining authentic school-family-community partnerships hinged on trust and reciprocity. Participants will leave with a plan of action that will activate the social capital of all partners while simultaneously improving students’ experiences and outcomes.

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Fundraising: What it Takes to Raise the Money

What does it take to raise the extra money your program needs? The Enemy Swim Day School FACE Program found out that fundraising is so much more than just the money. Come discover what the FACE families learned on their journey to raising money for an exciting family trip.

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Family Engagement as “Wraparound Relationships”

Wraparound services provide safety nets for families facing challenges. In a time of widespread social isolation, “wraparound relationships” are even more vital. They may also be key to effective family partnerships. This session examines what that looks like in practice.

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Family Wisdom Circles: Leading & Learning Together

In this session, attendees will participate in a Community Learning Exchange; a practice that allows communities to tap into the wisdom of everyone (families, communities, students, educators) and build a collaborative leadership structure for addressing root challenges within schools.

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