• Our Mission

    To be the lead resource for family and community engagement on behalf of Hillsborough County Public Schools.

    Our Overarching Goal 

    The Department of Family and Community Engagement is designed to develop strong, innovative and collaborative relationships in support of overall school improvement. 

    Our Strategic Priorities

    #1 - School-Based Capacity Building
    Build the capacity to engage and work with schools, families and the community through training, technical assistance, public awareness and information management. 

    #2 - Family Capacity Building 
    Develop pathways to build and strengthen each family’s capacity to engage in their child’s education at home and school, through training and culturally responsive support.  

    #3 - Student Mentoring and Leadership
    Establish, promote, provide guidance and support, for student mentorship and leadership programs within our schools. 

    #4 - Collaboration
    Cultivate partnerships and increase educational support through community resources, collaboration, and in-kind donations.

Important Events

  • Hispanic Heritage Month
    September 15 – October 15, 2023

    End of 1st Grading Period
    October 12, 2023

    Non-Student Day (Possible Hurricane Make Up Day)
    October 16, 2023

  • Felita Lewis

    Dr. Felita Lewis
    Executive Director
    Family and Community Engagement
    Phone: (813) 272-4831
    Email: felita.lewis@hcps.net