For Schools – Elementary – Community Partnerships

Thank you for visiting our Community Partnerships Resources Hub. Click a topic below to find ideas and resources for working with community organizations to support student success! You can also click the search button at the top and type in a topic you are interested in. Have questions? Contact us at OhioSFEC@osu.edu.

Jhuma Acharya, a member of our State Advisory Council

Ohio Community Partner Story: The vital role of cultural brokers for strong family-school partnerships

Jhuma Acharya (red sweater) at our 2019 State Advisory Council Meeting The following text is from an interview with Jhuma ...
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OhioKAN logo: OhioKAN is a new statewide program designed to help kiship and adoptibe families navigate and connect with all available resources, locally and statewide.

OhioKAN: Connecting Kinship Caregivers to Resources

Do you have grandparents or other kinship caregivers raising children in your school community who have outstanding needs? Research suggests ...
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Video: How community organizations, schools, and families can work together to support early childhood literacy

The Regional Educational Laboratory (REL Midwest) and Chicago public broadcasting station WTTW produced "a 19-minute documentary about how community organizations ...
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Before...Meetings in school. After...Meeting families where they are. Let's change the way we think about family engagement.

Toolkit: How to “Reframe” family engagement in your communications

After three years of research, 72 focused interviews, and more than 6,000 participants, the research conducted by FrameWorks Institute provides ...
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Podcast: Fam Jam from South Dakota’s Statewide Family Engagement Center

The Fam Jam is a fun, energetic podcast created by the South Dakota Statewide Family Engagement Center bringing together schools, ...
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Resources for Schools to Strategically Engage Community Partners

In Ohio, charter schools are often called community schools. In many other states, "community school" has a different meaning. The ...
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Why Schools Should Partner with Public Libraries to Engage Families in STEM

Children don’t just learn when they’re sitting at a desk in a classroom. In fact, increasingly researchers have found that ...
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