About the Center

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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.

Ohio Parents and Caregivers -- Click Here to Apply to be on our Advisory Council in 2020 -- Applications Due November 1, 2019

We are now recruiting Ohio parents and caregivers of Ohio children from birth to grade 12 to be members of our advisory council beginning in January 2020!

Click here to apply now or download and share the application with families in your community.

Applications are due by November 1, 2019, and can be emailed as an attachment to OhioSFEC@osu.edu.

To read more about the work of the council, visit our state advisory council web page.