Welcome to Family and Community Engagement

  • OUR VISION

    Through a shared responsibility approach, we will use high-yield impact strategies to ENGAGE and EMPOWER schools, families and community partners towards overall and continuous school improvement.

    OUR PILLARS

    We are STUDENT CENTERED

    We support schools in utilizing family engagement as an overall school improvement strategy (student attendance, achievement, course completion, graduation, and other school-based learning).  We will develop initiatives that will help support the advancement of student & family access, opportunities & outcomes.

    We are FAMILY FOCUSED

    We will organize leaders (internal and external) to facilitate learning and to scale up transformative practices to engaging families. We will provide professional learning, help schools build their bank of family engagement resources linked to learning, and implore them to utilize family survey data for improvement. 

    We are COMMUNITY ORIENTED

    We will partner with schools and cross-agency organizations to develop pathways to engaging and supporting families. We will do this by: Partnering with the Parent-Teacher Association (PTA); establishing other cross agency relations, providing support at community & district events, and leading various district-wide initiatives.

Important Events

  • National Volunteer Month
    April 2024

    Teacher | Staff Appreciation Month 
    Mental Health Awareness Month
    National Foster Care Month
    Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month
    May 2024

    Last Day of School
    May 24, 2024

  • Felita Lewis

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