Culturally Responsive Family Engagement

By Heer Shaikh, Program Success Manager “Sahteen” (صحتين) means “double health.” People wish each other “Sahteen” before and after eating. It’s one of the bits and pieces of culture I squirreled away when learning Arabic as a kid. There’s no equivalent in English or any of the other languages that were part of my childhood.Continue reading “Culturally Responsive Family Engagement”

Easing the School Load: Supporting Immigrant Families with Collaboration

This article is part of our series: Voices of Engagement. In this series, we interview the people we are listening to and learning from as we continually evolve and improve our family engagement programs. It’s a truism that schools are asked to play an increasing role in our social safety net for families. Community collaborationContinue reading “Easing the School Load: Supporting Immigrant Families with Collaboration”

What Elementary Families Want

By Mary Westervelt, director of marketing, and Maya Sussman, director of product Last weekend I broke into my son’s school. Well, the gate was unlocked and ajar, but as I snuck down the steps and peeked through that tiny door window, I felt like an intruder. It’s been a long time since I felt likeContinue reading “What Elementary Families Want”

Want to Solve Chronic Absenteeism?

Harness the Power of Family Engagement This article is part of our series: Voices of Engagement. In this series, we interview the people we are listening to and learning from as we continually evolve and improve our family engagement programs. By April Hawkins, Marketing Manager, and Chaná Edmond-Verley,Chief Executive Officer, Vibrant Futures and President ofContinue reading “Want to Solve Chronic Absenteeism?”