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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. Click here for a flyer with additional information. 

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: Spring 2016
  • Time: 8:30am – 2:30pm
  • Location: Riverside Area

    *Date and location will be made available early January. Please sign up for our email list to receive updates of our training schedule when it becomes available.
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(2-Day) Professional Development for Parent Liaisons, Coordinators and
Those Who Supervise Them

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


"Navigating the Way for California's Future"
The purpose of the conference is to provide a forum for sharing promising practices, practical strategies, and innovative ideas that support equitable learing experience for all students.
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  • Date: March 1-3, 2016
  • Location:
    Sheraton Gateway Hotel

    6101 W. Century Blvd. | Los Angeles, CA 90045
    For More Information go to CDE's Website 
    Title I Policy & Program Guidance Office | 916.319.0917

Create Powerful Family and Community Partnerships to Boost Student Achievement

Our Trainings:

  • All of our trainings are compliant with and meet Title I parental involvement requirements and support district Local Control and Acountability Plans (LCAPs)
  • 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 from other schools to learn about successful practices