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Center for Family, School, Community Engagement

Training Information & Schedule

The Center for Family, School, Community Engagement, part of the Child and Family Development Department located in the College of Education, is a state level technical assistance center for organizing school, family, and community partnerships to support increased student achievement. The Center provides regional trainings for (P-12) educators and parent leaders at schools across the state. The Center also provides a professional development certificate for parent coordinators, liaisons, and those who supervise them. 

In addition to the trainings we have scheduled below, the Center also provides assistance to individual districts with planning, training and resources to implement successful family involvement programs at schools. We also offer a new Parent Leadership Professional Development Certificate for parent leaders to help involve more families in school activities from preschool-high school and at those serving on district level committees. Download our Parent Leadership Professional Development Certificate Brochure.

For more information on individual trainings for your school or district, call or email Melissa Popovich: 619.594.4756;



(2-Day) Closing the Gap: Using Parent Involvement to Increase
Student Achievement for Preschool Through High School
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  • Date: December 1-2, 2015 PTA logo
  • Time: 8:30am – 2:30pm
  • Location: 
    Riverside County Office of Education Conference Center
    3958 12th Street | Riverside CA 92502
    Board Room
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  • Date: Spring  2015  (Dates to be Determined)
  • Time: 8:30am – 2:30pm
  • Location:
    National University

    3390 N Harbor Drive
    Costa Mesa, CA 92626
    Room TBD


(2-Day) Professional Development for Parent Liaisons, Coordinators and
Those Who Supervise Them

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  • Date: May 5-6, 2016 
  • Time: 8:00-2:30pm
  • Location: 
    National University
    3390 Harbor Blvd | Costa Mesa CA 92626
    Room: TBD


"Navigating the Way for California's Future"
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Create Powerful Family and Community Partnerships to Boost Student Achievement

CPC Trainings:

  • Meet Title I parental involvement requirements for districts and schools to provide training for staff and parents
  • Refocus/enhance existing family involvement programs with practical ways and resources to help families understand the Common Core State Standards and how to support their children’s achievement
  • Provide a research-based partnership approach, new strategies and best practices
  • Use the California Department of Education (CDE) Family Engagement Framework and the CDE Single Plan for Student Achievement template/resources for parental involvement
  • Provide opportunties to meet school and parent leaders ffrom other schools to learn about successful practices