ERIC Number: ED462162
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Community Organizations: Join Together for Kids!
Partnership for Family Involvement in Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Based on the view that communities that have good schools and better educated residents are safer, more stable communities where business and families thrive, this pamphlet describes how community-based organizations can support family-school compacts and affirm the importance of family and community involvement in student learning. The pamphlet details the components of a community-based organization promise to involve the organization in a family-school-community partnership. The pamphlet also includes a form for joining the Partnership for Family Involvement in Education and delineates materials available from the U.S. Department of Education providing guidelines on getting families involved in education. Finally, the pamphlet describes ways a community can support schools and family involvement in education through: (1) combating alcohol, drugs, and violence; (2) providing mentoring programs; (3) enlisting community volunteers; (4) offering before- and after-school, weekend, and summer learning programs; (5) supporting early childhood development and preschool programs; and (6) teaching parenting skills. (KB)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Community Involvement, Community Organizations, Elementary Secondary Education, Family School Relationship, Parent Participation, Partnerships in Education, School Community Relationship
ED Pubs, P.O. Box 1398, Jessup, MD 20794-1398. Tel: 877-433-7827 (Toll Free); Tel: 800-872-5327 (Toll Free); Web site: http://www.ed.gov/PFIE.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Partnership for Family Involvement in Education (ED), Washington, DC.