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Requesting applications: Recruiting Parents or Caregivers for the Advisory Council with the Ohio Statewide Family Engagement Center

10/29/2021

Requesting applications: Recruiting Parents or Caregivers for the Advisory Council with the Ohio Statewide Family Engagement Center
 
The Ohio Statewide Family Engagement Center at The Ohio State University, is guided by an Advisory Council, half of which consists of family representatives. This Advisory Council supports the Center’s mission to support strong family, school, and community partnerships for the success of all students. This dynamic and diverse group of leaders provides the Center with valuable insights and connections. The members connect with each other and form stronger networks of support for the families in their communities.  Each year, the Center recruit’s additional family members to be part of the Advisory Council.  We are writing to ask your assistance in recruiting parents or caregivers of children currently receiving public education, preschool through high school.
 
What are expectations for a member?
 
  • Family representatives are asked to serve one to two years if possible.
  • A typical Advisory Council meeting provides members with information about family engagement, helps members connect with each other and resources in Ohio, asks members to provide guidance for the development of a tool, policy, or other resource, and requests assistance from members in building awareness of the importance of family engagement in their community.
  • The Advisory Council meets four times a year, virtually, for about three hours (Must have access to technology to attend meetings)
  • Each parent/caregiver will receive a stipend for their attendance
  • Upon request, professional interpretation can be provided for full participation
We are planning to have our application translated into other languages and can fast-track that process if you let us know about a particular language needed.
 
Applications are limited to parents and caregivers who are not professional educators or administrators. In addition, children of parents and caregivers should be enrolled in a publicly funded education program.
 
Deadline for applications is November 19, 2021.
We are grateful for your assistance in sharing this invitation with your network of families.
 
The application is available at the following webpage link: https://ohiofamiliesengage.osu.edu/state-advisory-council/
 
For more information about the Center visit: www.ohiofamiliesengage.osu.edu
 
Thank you!