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San Diego State University

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 engagement programs at schools. We have worked with the Partnership for Los Angeles Schools (PLAS), Lemon Grove School District, Alameda County Office of Education, San Diego Unified School District, Whittier City School District, Bakersfield City School District, Twin Rivers Unified School District and Santa Barbara Unified School District-Family Engagement Network, to name a few.   

We also offer a new Parent Leadership Professional Development Certificate using a "4M" approach to prepare identified and emerging leaders to work effectively with educators to reach out and engage other families in their children’s education to make sure all students are college and career ready. 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;



(Note: training offered only 1 time during the school year)

(2-Day) Engaging All Families to Create a Culture of Achievement for Preschool Through High School
Training Information Registration Form Hotel Information
  • Date: October 26-27, 2016  

(Note: training offered only 1 time per school year)

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

Training Information  Registration Form
(Do NOT Mail Registration Forms)
Hotel & Air Information
  • Date: Nov 30-Dec 1, 2016
  • Time: 8:30-2:30pm
  • Location: National University | 3390 Harbor Blvd | Costa Mesa CA 92626
    **As of 11/17 we have only 7 spaces available! Registration is on a first come, first served basis so please register as soon as possible.**

NEW! Professional Development Training

Coming this fall...Customer Service Training for classified staff at school and district level
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  • Date: Fall 2016
  • Location: LA Area

Create Powerful Family and Community Partnerships to Boost Student Achievement

Our Trainings:

  • All of our trainings are compliant with state and federal requirements and support district Local Control and Acountability Plans (LCAPs)
  • Refocus/enhance existing family engagement programs with practical ways and resources to help families learn how to support their children’s achievement
  • Provide a research-based partnership approach, new strategies and best practices
  • Engaging all families as partners at elementary, middle and high school levels to build a culture of achievement and support student learning
  • Provide opportunties to meet school and parent leaders from other schools to learn about successful practices

How can training participation be funded?

Support for registration fees is a compliant use of Title I parent involvement and professional development funds and may also be supported with English learner, site discretionary, PTA/PTO, school improvement grant or private funds.