Mission & Vision 

Mission:

The mission of the Center for Family, School, and Community Engagement (FSaCE) is to support families, schools, and community partners in working together to improve educational outcomes while enhancing confidence, a sense of safety, and self-esteem (social emotional well-being) in children and youth. 

The center focuses on engaging families, schools, and community partners in working together to develop parent leadership, promote trauma-informed practices, evaluate programs, and share new research to support the healthy development and school success of children and youth.  

Vision: 

We envision parents from all backgrounds, educators, and supportive communities working together to:

  • enhance the development of children and youth
  • close the achievement gap 
  • ensure graduation from high school
  • support the pursue of college/career options. 

We envision parent leaders who are prepared to work with educators to:

  • reach out and engage other parents.

We envision educators who are prepared to:

  • welcome parents as allies and welcome their communities as supporters.

We envision parent leaders and educators

  • having the knowledge and tools to identify warning signs of stress, trauma, or mental health.

We envision parent leaders and educators working together to 

  • support the physical, emotional, and mental health of children and youth.