The Community Engagement Initiative (CEI) is pleased to announce the launch of its newly redesigned website. Since our establishment in 2018 with the critical mission of bolstering relationships between school districts, county offices of education, and their respective local communities, the CEI has consistently sought to innovate in its approach to bringing people together and providing resources. This sentiment was acknowledged by the state of California’s substantial investment, extending our mandate through 2029.
Rationale for the Redesign
In line with the “Peer Leading & Learning Network” (PLLN) model, the CEI underscores the value of collaborative learning. Recognizing the necessity for a more adaptive and dynamic platform to facilitate this collaboration, the decision was made to transition from our previous website to one more aligned with contemporary digital best practices.
Key Features of the Redesigned Website
- Dedicated Blog Section: Regular updates will cover a range of topics including district achievements and case studies, team member profiles, and pertinent community engagement news.
- Content Integration: Content is meticulously structured to provide users with a holistic view. As one example, as content within the site builds, you will notice resources and blog posts that are created by or reference our district/LEA teams will be conveniently linked to on their profile pages.
- Design Upgrade: A modern and intuitive design ensures that users can navigate the site with ease and accessibility, enhancing their overall experience.
In the pipeline are:
- Learning Management System: An open platform for anyone interested to take a deep dive and learn about community engagement strategies and practices utilizing our years of data and experience on a variety of topics.
- District Partner Login Area: Exclusively for CEI team members, this section will encompass a CEI event calendar and provide a place for teams to connect asynchronously, utilizing forums for focused discussions.
Feedback is a critical component of continuous improvement. We invite users to acquaint themselves with the new website and share insights either through our designated contact form or by emailing [email protected].
Thank you for your ongoing commitment to the objectives of the Community Engagement Initiative.
We hope you enjoy your new website,
-The Community Engagement Initiative