Family and Community Engagement

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Family and Community Engagement

2500 North Lincoln Boulevard, Suite 414
Oklahoma City, OK 73105

Phone: 405-522-6225
Fax: 405-522-2269

Welcome to Family and Community Engagement!

The Oklahoma State Department of Education is committed to strengthening and increasing family and community engagement to support student learning. The Office of Family and Community Engagement provides guidance, resources and support for families, schools, and communities as they work together to build meaningful partnerships that promote student success. We know these partnerships ultimately lead to significant gains in student achievement.



National Family & Community Engagement Conference:

Organize. Harmonize. Amplify!

July 11th – 13th 2018
Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland
Cleveland, OH

The National Family and Community Engagement Conference is an annual convening where school and district administrators, educators, parents and families, community partners and others come together to focus on solutions that enhance and expand engagement through family-school-community partnerships. With pre-conference site visits, plenaries, workshops and other networking activities, participants are immersed in many, examples of high-impact engagement work taking place across the country.

Organize. Harmonize. Amplify. is a field-building, personal and professional development event designed to reinvigorate your spirit and equip you with confidence and capabilities in knowledge areas such as: 

  • Early Learning and Literacy
  • Relationship Building and Trust
  • Research, Evaluation, and Data Collection
  • Parent Leadership, Advocacy, and Community Organization
  • Promote Inclusion, Ensure Equity, and Create Opportunity
  • Integrated Systematic Approaches

Click here to register and learn more!


Our Core Beliefs

Henderson, Mapp, Johnson, and Davies identify four core beliefs that serve as the foundation for working with families to build authentic partnerships. Our goal is to provide resources and supports for families, for schools and for communities that embrace and demonstrate these foundational beliefs.

Core Belief  1

All parents have dreams for their children and want the best for them.

Core Belief  2

All parents have the capacity to support their children’s learning.

Core Belief  3

Parents and school staff should be equal partners.

Core Belief  4

The responsibility for building partnerships between school and home rests primarily with school staff, especially school leaders.


Last updated on April 18, 2018