U.S. Department of Education grant to assist in creating new Statewide Family Engagement Center
The Center on Education and Training for Employment at The Ohio State University, in partnership with the Ohio Department of Education, received a $4.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to develop a statewide center to serve Ohio’s families and schools. The Statewide Family Engagement Center will empower families to support their children’s education and provide comprehensive training and technical assistance to schools and organizations that support family-school partnerships.
Over the course of the five-year grant, the Ohio Department of Education will receive more than $700,000, and the grant is projected to reach more than 10,000 families over the next five years.
The Center on Education and Training for Employment currently partners with the Ohio Department of Education and individual schools and communities to improve outcomes in areas such as family engagement, mental health, substance use, human trafficking, teacher preparation and student success. This grant will allow the center to enhance and extend current research and resources to all 88 counties of Ohio.
The Statewide Family Engagement Center will be a collaboration of The Ohio State University, Ohio Department of Education, National Network of Partnership Schools at Johns Hopkins University, National Association for Family, School, and Community Engagement, Youth Policy Institute and many other state and regional partners.
For additional information or questions, please contact Thomas Capretta at (614) 752-1615.