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Minnesota Statewide Family Engagement Center

Family Engagement Matters!

The Minnesota Statewide Family Engagement Center (MNSFEC) aims to increase students’ academic achievement by supporting families, educators and communities in regular education.  MNSFEC provides a variety of free services, such as workshops, webinars, professional development, and presentations. The Center works to increase family engagement for all families across the State, but has a particular focus on addressing the needs of families from low-income and diverse communities.

The Center’s multicultural staff (Hmong, Latino, Somali and African American) can answer questions from families about their child’s learning and school-related issues. Families, schools, educators and communities learn how to build stronger family-school partnerships and communicate more effectively with one another. Resources are available in three languages.

Resource and training topics for families, educators and communities include:

  • Improving home-school communication
  • Supporting students and families with culturally responsive teaching and learning strategies
  • Increasing academic achievement
  • Strengthening school readiness
  • Enhancing family literacy
  • Promoting and supporting parent leadership