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Flamboyan’s Capitol Hill Panel on Family Engagement Featured in Ed Daily

December 5, 2011 09:03 PM
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DCPS builds teacher-parent relationships with home visits Although some parents were at first wary at the thought of school officials coming into their homes, the District of Columbia Public Schools and the Flamboyan Foundation worked with the community to get both teachers and families comfortable with the idea of home visits. Besides decreasing absenteeism and […]

Flamboyan Foundation Founders’ Unique Approach Highlighted in Venture Philanthropy Partners’ Newsletter

November 14, 2011 07:19 PM
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Kristin Ehrgood and Vadim Nikitine: A unique couple with an original approach to philanthropy. Read more here.

Flamboyan Foundation Honored As Promising New National Partner at the Parent-Teacher Home Visit Project’s Fifth Annual Conference: Foundation President, DCPS Teacher and Parent Highlight the Importance of Building Trusting Relationships to Accelerating Student Learning

October 28, 2011 04:49 PM
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Washington, D.C. –Today, Flamboyan Foundation is being showcased at the Parent‐Teacher Home Visit Project’s (PTHVP) fifth annual national conference for their leadership in bringing the PTHVP relationship‐building model of home visits to Washington, D.C. public schools. PTHVP is honoring Flamboyan’s commitment to identifying family engagement strategies that work in D.C., and the foundation’s role in […]

D.C. Teacher Home Visiting Program Recognized on the Front Page of The Washington Post

October 21, 2011 04:46 PM
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Recently, home visits were featured on the front page of The Washington Post. Reporter Kevin Sieff highlighted the hard work of D.C.-area teachers who are visiting their students’ homes to build trusting relationships and engage their families as partners in their students’ education in his piece: “Teachers increasingly use home visits to connect with students’ […]

Flamboyan Foundation Convenes Home Visit Trainings for D.C. Teachers as Part of Ongoing Family Engagement Efforts

August 17, 2011 09:32 PM
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As part of its ongoing partnership with D.C. Public Schools (DCPS) and D.C. Charter Schools, Flamboyan Foundation today announced its home visit teacher training program for the 2011-2012 school year.  Flamboyan is holding eight professional development training sessions Aug. 11-18, which are expected to teach 300 D.C. educators about building trusting relationships and accelerating their […]

Flamboyan Foundation’s Helen Westmoreland Named “Emerging Leader in Family Engagement”

June 15, 2011 11:34 PM
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We are thrilled to announce that the Harvard Family Research Project (HFRP) has honored Director of Program Quality Helen Westmoreland as one of its “Emerging Leaders in Family Engagement,” and published her work in the May 2011 issue of the HFRP FINE newsletter. In this article, Helen lays out her vision for the family engagement field and looks […]

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