On July 11-13, 2018, IEL hosted the 5th annual National Family and Community Engagement Conference in Cleveland, OH. This year’s theme centered around three words: Organize. Harmonize. Amplify. Relive the conference. Below you will find an event summary, and conference photos and videos. PowerPoints, handouts and other resources are available for download.
IEL had an incredible turnout for the 2018 National Family and Community Engagement conference July 11-13 in Cleveland, OH. Over 1,300 participants gathered to learn and share, and it was an overwhelming success! Attendees included school district leaders, community organizers, parent leaders, nonprofit partners, student leaders, and more! Highlights included hearing from parent and student leaders as well as "movers and shakers" in the field such as Karen Mapp from Harvard University, Zakiya Sankara-Jabar, who founded Racial Justice Now! in response to her own child and other boys of color in Dayton, OH experiencing discriminatory discipline practices in pre-K, and Dr. Talisa Dixon, Superintendent of Cleveland Heights/University Heights school district.Through hugs, tears, and eruptions of applause, equity was a clear theme of the conference. Save the Date for next year’s conference in Reno from July 10-12, 2019!
Download PowerPoints, handouts and other materials shared by conference workshop presenters. These resources discuss Family and Community Engagement best practices and provide examples of successful engagement strategies that are being implemented across the country.