National Family Engagement Fellowship

Building a Network of Family Engagement Leaders Across the Nation

Flamboyan works beyond Washington, DC through the National Family Engagement Fellowship, through which we build the capacity of change makers leading the charge for effective, family engagement in their communities.

During the 20-month fellowship, Fellowship Teams – groups of four to five family engagement leaders and advocates – design a family engagement strategic plan to implement in their local school community. National Fellows build expertise, learn with and from each other, and join a growing network of family engagement advocates across the country.  January 2018 marked the beginning of cohort 2 of the Fellowship. We welcomed Fellowship Teams from Atlanta, Dallas, Memphis, Utah, and Milwaukee.


Building Family Engagement Practice

Fellows build knowledge in family engagement practices and research

The fellowship is designed to build participants’ knowledge of effective family engagement exposing Fellows to expert practionioners and researchers and teaching them strategic planning and an equity-focused program design.

Context-centered Landscape Design

Fellows conduct in-depth analysis and design for their unique context

Fellows conduct a landscape assessment to crystallize their understanding of the family engagement related challenges and opportunities within their community. Based on their landscape assessment, fellows will design and implement short-cycle projects and pilots.

Strategizing Long-Term Approaches

Fellows develop a sustainable, organizational approach to family engagement

Using the knowledge and capacity gained from the short-cycle projects and pilots, fellows develop a one to three-year strategic plan for implementation and continuous improvement of family engagement, with an eye toward balancing a bottom-up and top-down approach.

Nation-wide Network of Peers

Fellows join a national network of family engagement practitioners

Fellows actively participate in a learning community–sharing best practices and informing their own practice in effective family engagement.


Meet the National Fellowship Teams from Cohort 1

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