Family Engagement

Parent Institute for Quality Education

The Parent Institute for Quality Education (PIQE) conducts a nine-week seminar series for families at every GEAR UP school, culminating in a graduation ceremony. Their services are adapted to the needs of the school community and provided in the language of the parents. Their facilitators recruit families and lead these dialogue-based family sessions at the school site.

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Coalition For Educational Partnerships

CE-Partnership logoGEAR UP Family Services: CEP offers the following training program designed to build the capacity of parents and family members to be pro-active and consistently involved int he their children's educational journey and to provide parents and families with the knowledge and tools to participate in and contribute to the school community improvement efforts:

  • Building Family and School Partnerships to support academic achievement
  • The family role in facilitating learning at school and home for academic success
  • Family dynamics that support adolescent behavior and development
  • Parents and schools working together to prepare college and career ready students
  • Develop decision making family leaders
  • Collaborating with community to support and enhance student success

For more information on CEP, please visit their website: