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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

April 18, 2016

Flamboyan Announces New Family Engagement Partnership Schools

We are excited to announce 12 new Family Engagement Partnership schools for the 2016-2017 school year. Read about them here.

April 14, 2016

Flamboyan is Hiring a Director of Facilitation and Training

Flamboyan Foundation seeks a collaborative, outcomes-oriented Director of Facilitation and Training. The ideal candidate brings a successful track record as an educator, strong project management skills, facilitation and training experience, and on-the-ground experience using family engagement to accelerate student learning.

April 11, 2016

Flamboyan is Accepting Applicants to a New Family Engagement Teacher Leadership Fellowship!

Flamboyan is excited to launch the Family Engagement Teacher Leadership Fellowship for D.C. public charter school teachers. We are looking for champions of family engagement to deepen and scale family engagement practices. Accepted Fellows who meet the measures of success and fulfill the fellowship requirements will receive a $1500 stipend at the end of their commitment.

March 23, 2016

We're Hiring an Office Coordinator

Flamboyan Foundation is seeking a driven and talented Office Coordinator. As a core member of the Flamboyan team, the Office Coordinator will ensure the smooth execution of day-to-day operations and reception duties.

March 18, 2016

Flamboyan is Accepting Applications to the 2016-17 Charter Teacher Family Engagement PLC!

Flamboyan Foundation is excited to launch the second year of the DC Charter Teacher Family Engagement Professional Learning Community (PLC). This is an opportunity for D.C. public charter school teachers to learn research-based family engagement best practices and participate in a learning community of peers committed to engaging families in student success. Read more about the PLC and apply here.

February 29, 2016

Flamboyan is Hiring a Program Assistant

Flamboyan Foundation seeks a driven and talented Program Assistant with a passion for improving public education. As a core member of the DC team, the Program Assistant will ensure that program operations run smoothly and we are communicating effectively to achieve our organizational goals.

February 22, 2016

We're Hiring a School Partnerships Coach

Flamboyan Foundation seeks a collaborative, outcomes-oriented School Partnerships Coach who will manage a portfolio of Family Engagement Partner public and public charter schools in Washington, D.C.

February 22, 2016

Flamboyan is Hiring a Manager of Program Operations

Flamboyan Foundation seeks an enthusiastic, strategic, results-focused Manager of Program Operations for our Washington, D.C. office, to coordinate and manage partnership agreements, procurement, grants, and payment processes, as well as co-create departmental systems, structures and processes, and ensure coordination of planning across teams.

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.

 
April 22, 2016

New Parent and Teacher Trainers Join the Flamboyan Family

Every year, Flamboyan recruits parents and teachers from across D.C. who have had transformative family engagement experiences, to take on the role of Flamboyan Trainer and help us inspire other teachers to engage families. Keep reading to learn about our Parent and Teacher trainers and to meet our new trainers!

April 15, 2016

New Cohort of D.C. Schools Chosen for Family Engagement Partnership

The Flamboyan Foundation announced today that 12 D.C. schools have been selected as new Family Engagement Partners for SY16-17 from among 28 applicants. Flamboyan will work with these schools to build educators’ capacity to forge trust and work in partnership with families so that students do better.

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.