Ohio’s Statewide Family Engagement Center is a federally funded Center at The Ohio State University providing resources for Ohio schools, families, and other partners to improve family-school partnerships for student success. It is housed within the Center on Education and Training for Employment (CETE), which is within Ohio State’s College of Education and Human Ecology.
In 2018, the U.S. Department of Education awarded The Ohio State University a 5-year, 4.2-million-dollar Innovation and Improvement grant to create and sustain the Ohio Statewide Family Engagement Center. The Center, one of only 12 selected for this prestigious grant, is directed by Dr. Barbara Boone. The Center partners with numerous local, regional and national organizations. Together, they work to provide training, technical assistance and information to inspire and equip schools, community organizations, and families so all Ohio children have the opportunities they need to succeed in school and in life.