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Asian American Pacific-Islanders (AAPI) Family Survey Findings and Recommendations:

In summer 2021, the CAFE team partnered with Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) family leader to develop and disseminate a survey to learn about AAPI families’ reflections and thoughts on school reopening in fall 2021. The survey, translated into Chinese, Korean, and Urdu, resulted in nearly 500 responses from over 20 states.  When asked what -
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Introducing CAFE TEA

CAFE’s Technology Equity and Access (CAFE TEA) committee is composed of MD Advisory Council members representing concerned leaders from public and private schools, state and local library systems, and school parent associations. Their goals are to help families connect to technology, hardware, and software by removing barriers to equitable access; and to empower parents, -
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Self Care Blog for Educators: Back-to-School

It’s that time of year when almost every educator I talk to is feeling overwhelmed, anxious, and just plain unsettled. Back-to-school always brings mixed emotions, but this year’s back-to-school is especially uncertain. The “normal” we were once holding onto is a distant memory. How can we push forward and continue to take care of -
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Family-to-Family Conversation December 9, 2021

Each month, families from the Maryland and Pennsylvania advisory councils provide tips and strategies on questions submitted by families across the two states. Their responses to this month’s questions are below. If you have a question you would like answered, please fill out this survey and it will be considered for our next newsletter. -
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Family-To-Family Conversations

Each month, families from the Maryland and Pennsylvania advisory councils provide tips and strategies on questions submitted by families across the two states. Their responses to this month’s questions are below: If you have a question you would like answered, please fill out this questionnaire and it will be considered for our next newsletter. Each month, -
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Family/Parent Leadership Community of Practice (CoP)

The Maryland and Pennsylvania Statewide Family Engagement Center, Collaborative Action for Family Engagement (CAFE), has launched a Family/Parent Leadership Community of Practice (CoP). The goal of the CoP is to create a user-friendly Leadership Guide for educators to build parents’ and family members’ capacity to serve as leaders in their sphere of influence, whether -
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CAFE featured in NAFSCE’s Report

The National Association for Family, School, and Community Engagement  (NAFSCE) published a major report: Catalyzing Family, School, and Community Partnerships: A Review of the Work of the Statewide Family Engagement Centers. This report explores the vital work that the twelve Statewide Family Engagement Centers (including CAFE) are doing to strengthen connections between home, school, -
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Family-To-Family Conversations July 16, 2021

Each month, families from the Maryland and Pennsylvania advisory councils provide tips and strategies on questions submitted by families across the two states. Their responses to this month’s questions are below: If you have a question you would like answered, please fill out this questionnaire and it will be considered for our next newsletter. Each month, -
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Family-to-Family Conversations June 2, 2021

Each month, families from the Maryland and Pennsylvania advisory councils provide tips and strategies on questions submitted by families across the two states. Their responses to this month’s questions are below: Each month, families from the Maryland and Pennsylvania advisory councils provide tips and strategies on questions submitted by families across the two states. -
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Family-to-Family Conversations May 4, 2021

Each month, families from the Maryland and Pennsylvania advisory councils provide tips and strategies on questions submitted by families across the two states. Their response to this month’s question is  below: QUESTION 1: How do we make up a whole year of missed school? ANSWER: The 2020-2021 school year was a global opportunity for -
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Family-to-Family Conversations April 5, 2021

Each month, families from the Maryland and Pennsylvania advisory councils provide tips and strategies on questions submitted by families across the two states. Their responses to this month’s questions are below. If you have a question you would like answered, please fill out this survey and it will be considered for our next newsletter. -
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