FIS-Overview-10-2014

our mission
To involve parents and communities in their children’s
education to achieve lifelong success.

O UR history
Rigorous research in the 1990s indicated that parent engagement is a key strategy to
improve student and school performance. Families In Schools was created in 2000 to
focus on family engagement as a critical component of school reform and increased
student outcomes, in particular for students from low-income and communities of color.