On July 11-13, 2018, IEL hosted the 5th annual National Family and Community Engagement Conference in Oakland, CA. 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 a record turnout for the 2018 National Family and Community Engagement conference July 11-13 in Oakland, CA. Over 1,700 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, Pecolia Manigo from Bay Area Parent Leadership Action Network, and Chris Chatman from Oakland USD’s Office of African American Male Achievement.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.