Family and Community Engagement
The Family and Community Committee’s vision is to see “The diversity that is present in our community reflected in our membership”. We do this by reaching out to those who have differences in age, culture, economic status, educational background, ethnicity, gender, geographic location, legal status, marital status, mental ability, national origin, organizational position, parental status, physical ability, political philosophy, race, religion, sexual orientation, and work experience.

PHASE 1 - Leadership Family and Community Engagement Summits
Two one-day Family and Community Engagement Summits took place earlier this year and each was designed to help PTA leaders harness the power of the families, schools and community. ...Details

PHASE 2 - Fall Family Community and Engagement Visits
Phase two of the WSPTA Family Community and Engagement plan involved regional meetings to develop action plans to increase, retain and diversify PTA membership by reaching out to underrepresented families in schools and communities. ...Read more!

PHASE 3 - Family and Community Engagement Skills Training
On December 14-15, WSPTA family and community engagement leaders were provided training to help them reach outreach success in their regions. Skills training was designed to build leadership capacity to outreach to and engage families. ...Click for more about the specially-created outreach training!

PHASE 4 - Region Action Planning Meetings
Region outreach leaders developed family and community engagement plans for the families in their school communities by researching, planning, determining how to reach the goal, communicate and evaluate the total effort. ...To view the family and community engagement plans for specific regions, click here.

PHASE 5 - Convention Family and Community Engagement Showcase
The Family and Community Engagement luncheon at the 101st Annual WSPTA Convention, at the Bellevue Hyatt Regency Hotel on April 27, 2014, showcased region family and community engagement results.

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