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Improving Family Engagement

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.

Inspiring Effective Philanthropy

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.

Promoting Great Teaching

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.

News & Announcements


From Our Blog

October 26, 2016

Charter Schools in Flamboyan’s Family Engagement Partnership Named ‘Top-performing’ by the D.C. Public Charter School Board

Out of 13 public charter schools that Flamboyan supports, more than half were ranked ‘Tier 1’ and named ‘top-performing’ by the D.C. Public Charter School Board. Flamboyan joins in congratulating these Tier 1 schools, and recognizes the commitment they’ve made to partner with families and impact student academic achievement.

September 13, 2016

Flamboyan Launches Inaugural National Family Engagement Fellowship

During Flamboyan Foundation’s inaugural National Family Engagement Fellowship convening this month, a cohort of 19 newly announced Fellows from Colorado, Maryland, Massachusetts, Missouri, and Tennessee will come together in a learning community to build knowledge and skills, particularly around family engagement planning.

August 30, 2016

Flamboyan Is Hiring an Administrative Assistant

Flamboyan Foundation seeks an experienced and efficient administrative assistant to provide support to our Chief Operating Officer and add capacity to the President’s Office.

February 8, 2016

We're Recruiting Flamboyan Trainers!

Flamboyan Foundation is excited to announce we are recruiting Flamboyan trainers! In the role of “Flamboyan trainer,” teachers share their family engagement experiences and facilitate family engagement trainings.

October 5, 2015

New Study Links Flamboyan’s Family Engagement With Improved Reading Comprehension and Attendance

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.

October 24, 2016

National Principals Month: FEP School Leader Talks Effective Family Engagement

During National Principals Month, Flamboyan Foundation is taking a moment to acknowledge some of the principals and school leaders who have partnered with us to lead the charge in family engagement.

September 26, 2016

Collaborative Opportunities Inspire Family Engagement Fellows to Move Work Forward

After bringing together five states leading the charge in family engagement across the country, participants of Flamboyan Foundation’s inaugural National Family Engagement Fellowship look forward to having an opportunity to collaborate and come together in a space where they will thought-partner about lessons learned and high-impact strategies.

March 15, 2016

Putting a Spin on Parent Teacher Conferences — Spotlight on KIPP DC: Grow Academy Teachers

A group of participants in our Charter Teacher Family Engagement PLC found an innovative way to engage families by putting a different spin on the typical Parent Teacher Conference.

March 3, 2016

Read Principal Hairston's Standing Ovation Acceptance Speech

C.W. Harris Elementary School Principal, Heather Hairston, accepts the Excellence in Family Engagement Award on behalf of her school at the 2016 Standing Ovation Awards Ceremony.

March 1, 2016

Family Engagement Finds a Place in Existing School Structures

Kelly Miller Middle School has chosen to incorporate family engagement into their grade level meetings — a simple strategy that is having a big impact.

December 11, 2015

Flamboyan Congratulates Standing Ovation Winners

Flamboyan Foundation proudly congratulates the partner schools and educators that will be honored with Standing Ovation awards for their tireless contributions to quality education in D.C. Public Schools.

November 12, 2015

Celebrating A Home Visit Milestone

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.

October 3, 2015

Flamboyan Releases New JHU Evaluation of Family Engagement Partnership

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.

September 18, 2015

Flamboyan Awarded SOAR Grant to Support Family Engagement Work

Flamboyan Foundation has been awarded a new grant to support its family engagement work in seven D.C. public charter schools.