We define family engagement as the collaboration between families and educators that accelerates student learning. A strong body of research shows that students do better in school and in life when parents and schools are equal partners in a child’s education.
We are paving the way for innovation in strategic philanthropy. We partner with committed people in government, business, foundations, and nonprofits to increase effective giving to education and results-driven philanthropy.
We listen to and learn from committed teachers with a focus on improving reading by third grade, and partner with promising schools to understand how they support teaching reading. We identify great teachers, replicate their work, and celebrate great teaching success.
Flamboyan Foundation is excited to launch the Technology and Family Engagement Fellowship. This fellowship gives teachers working in D.C. schools the opportunity to develop strong family engagement strategies with the support of technology. Read more about the fellowship and apply here.
Flamboyan Foundation seeks a driven, outcomes-oriented Director of Fellowships and Learning to help lead our efforts to transform the way families and educators work together on behalf of children across the country.
The study, by researchers at Johns Hopkins University, covered 12 D.C. public elementary schools and more than 4,000 students in the 2013-2014 school year. It found that students whose families received a home visit, one of the core strategies in the FEP, had 24 percent fewer absences and were more likely to read at or above grade level compared to similar students who did not receive a home visit.
All kids are worthy. That’s what the teachers of Truesdell Education Campus in Washington, D.C. decided in the summer of 2015. Unwilling to deny one student a home visit, they set their sights on a goal of 100%. On November 5, 2015, Truesdell Education Campus met its mark: 100% of its student body received a home visit.
A new study links improvements in the performance of D.C. public elementary school students with Flamboyan Foundation’s Family Engagement Partnership, or FEP, where teachers and school leaders are trained and supported to build trusting relationships with the families of their students and to partner with families to support their children’s academic success.
Flamboyan Foundation has been awarded a new grant to support its family engagement work in seven D.C. public charter schools.