Community Engagement Initiative

The Community Engagement Initiative is a five-year effort intended to strengthen the System of Support by building the capacity of school districts to authentically engage one another. This includes identifying effective models of community engagement, developing metrics to evaluate those models, having difficult conversations, building trusting relationships and participating the Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) development process.

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The Community Engagement Initiative
presents a six-part webinar series

Join us as we learn more about how the 12 Community Engagement Initiative – Cohort II districts are addressing the needs of stakeholders in their communities by using the Root Cause Analysis of Student & Family Engagement. Each week two districts will share the journey they have taken to address one of the core root causes of ineffective community engagement. Viewers will learn about strategies, structures, practices, policies, and procedures these districts have adopted to more effectively engage their local communities in support of improving student outcomes.

Episode I: Prioritizing Relationships

Lack of belief that the system’s success is critically dependent on its relationships with students & families

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Episode II: Students & Families as Experts

Lack of belief in students and families as experts

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Episode III: Leadership Commitment

Lack of committed and consistent district & school leaders

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Episode IV: Highly Effective Practices

Lack of understanding and expertise around highly effective student & family engagement

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Episode V: Race and Culture

Lack of inclusivity based on race & culture

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Episode VI: Community-Friendly Systems & Tools

Systems/tools are not made to be community-friendly

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