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Call for Advisory Council 

The Connecticut Family School Partnerships (CFSP) is excited to announce that we are opening up our Parent Advisory Council to new parents.


About CFSP

In 2018 CREC received a Statewide Family Engagement Center federal grant to build the capacity of families, schools and the community to work together to elevate family engagement in our state.

The CFSP project includes a major focus on CT’s existing definition of family engagement:

“Full, equal and equitable partnerships among families, educators and community partners to promote children’s learning and development from birth through college and career.”


Our Partners

The Connecticut Family School Partnerships is made up of 5 diverse organizations that are all collaborating on family engagement. Meet the CFSP Partners


The Goal of the CFSP Advisory Council

The goal of CFSP Advisory Council is to establish a stable forum for families and stakeholders to communicate ideas, share expertise and link resources to elevate family engagement practice and policy in Connecticut. Learn more about the CFSP


Your voice is important!

We are reaching out to a diverse group of parents, guardians and caretakers of children from birth to college from all areas of our state to share your thoughts and ideas about how families, schools and communities can work together to support the education of children.


Application Process 

We are currently looking for 8-12 parents for our Advisory council.



  • October 8, 2021: Applications are Due 
  • October 15, 2021: Decisions for interviews will be made by the leadership and Advisory Council Co-Chairs. You will be notified if you are selected for an interview 
  • Friday, October 22, 2021: Interviews will start. Final decisions will be made before our first CFSP meeting.
  • Thursday, October 28, 2021: First CFSP Meeting Date (1-2:30 PM)


Membership Information:

It is anticipated that forty-one (41) members will serve on the CFSP Advisory Council with at least twenty-one (21) family members participating. Other members will represent high school students, educators, school administrators, community agencies, the private sector, the CT State Department of Education and other state leaders. Learn more about membership here


Roles and responsibilities of Advisory Council members:

  • Attend four (4) CFSP Advisory Meetings – Download the flyer with the dates
  • Actively participate in CFSP Council discussion and plans. 
  • Advise the CFSP of challenges from families and the communities they represent
  • Become a messenger for family engagement and support awareness of family engagement, this includes sharing CFSP resources and resources from our partners
  • Share expertise and experience.
  • Participate in evaluation activities.
  • Participate on CFSP Working Sub-committees as needed.
  • Download the flyer on ways you can help CFSP


Share this Information

Please feel free to share this information with candidates that you think may be interested and would help promote family engagement in the state of Connecticut. Social media toolkits and flyers can be found here

Thank You!

Thank you for your interest in becoming an advisory council member and helping us spread awareness on family engagement!


  • Families

    Biological parents, foster care providers, adoptive parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles, siblings, or fictive kin.

  • Schools

    Educators, professionals in schools, early childhood settings, after school settings and community organizations, etc.

  • Community Partners

    Businesses, Educational Institutions, Health Care, Government, Military, Faith-Based Organizations, Media, Volunteers, etc.

Friday CAFÉ

The Friday CAFÉ team collected some quality resources for home learning during Coronavirus.  All resources are free and include information for talking to children about Coronavirus, fun tips and tools, and comprehensive resources provided by leading family engagement organizations.

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The Connecticut Family School Partnerships bring together the expertise and resources of five diverse educational and family advocacy agencies committed to developing a Connecticut family engagement model that creates a culture of full, equal and equitable partnerships between families, schools, and community partners to elevate student success.


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Hartford, CT 06106



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