Ohio Statewide Family Engagement Center

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We created this website for every child, every family, and every school because everyone deserves an opportunity to benefit from the best resources available.

All kids deserve the opportunity to succeed, and that happens when families, schools, and communities work together.

Who We Are

The Ohio Statewide Family Engagement Center at The Ohio State University is a leader in the field of family, school, and community engagement. We are located at the Center on Education and Training for Employment within the College of Education and Human Ecology.

Our goal is to bring research to action by providing schools and families with the tools they need to work together so all children have success in learning and life.

Dad teaching his daughter how to ride a bicycle
Three sisters sitting in a grassy field and smiling

What We Do

Our mission is to inspire and equip schools, community organizations, and families to work together by providing useful information and training on high-impact family engagement practices. Our work:

  • Provides training & tools to families to help them understand ways to support their child’s learning, emotional health, & plans for the future.
  • Supports approaches to family engagement that are lasting and integrated into family life and the school system.
  • Contributes new research to the field of family engagement.
  • Builds professional training and tools for school leaders, teachers, and community partners to build their capacity to work with all families.

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