Senior Officials to Travel to Orlando to Lead Discussions on Importance of Family and Community Engagement in Education

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Brenda Girton-Mitchell, director of the Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships, and Michael Robbins, senior advisor for Nonprofit Partnerships, will lead two community discussions on the importance of family and community engagement in education on Thursday and Friday, May 9-10, in Orlando, Fla. The discussions are part of the “Together for Tomorrow” national initiative to spotlight and foster partnerships among schools, families, national service programs and community-based organizations in order to propel improvement and raise student achievement in our lowest-performing schools.

Girton-Mitchell and Robbins will discuss the Together for Tomorrow initiative and open up the forum for participants to share promising practices, examples of school-family partnerships, and feedback that can be beneficial in shaping the U.S. Department of Education’s family engagement efforts.