The Family Initiatives Project is designed to encourage a partnership between families, schools, and communities in the educational process, especially but not exclusively for African-American families. Five-week sessions or one Saturday Family University offer college and career information and connect families to local community and social services. Through interactive sessions that increase understanding of the school system, family members enhance their knowledge of the middle school years, the “road to college”, and their critical role as support for their children. This greater knowledge and understanding is expected to enhance their ability to be effective advocates for their children in the school system.
FIP brings together families, schools and communities as partners in the education process. FIP services are based on recommendations from the GEAR UP school leadership team and the unique contributions of each school community.
Here are some comments from families who attended this weeks Family University at Harris Middle School in Sacramento:
Keep up the great information – parent from Harris.
Thank you for taking the time to share your knowledge, the information was very helpful. – Parent.
Excellent program, good information great opportunity to network with other parents and good resources – Parent.
Share with us what you are doing at your school to engage families by commenting on this post or contacting us here.
For mor information on FIP. please read our FIP policy brief on our website.