From our inception, we have been committed to elevating parent and family voices and going beyond theoretical family engagement to real conversations that explore unconscious bias, race, and poverty in how schools and other systems engage families.


Our mission:

Our mission is to ensure student success by building authentic partnerships between families, educators, and system leaders, and through parent-led advocacy.

Our vision:

We envision a public education system where parents play a leadership role in their children’s learning and where students, particularly those farthest from opportunity, are set up to succeed in school and in life.

For nearly 25 years, Families In Schools has made space for family members, educators, and others who work with families to build strong partnerships in service of students.

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