Introducing FACT: Family Academy: Courses & Training

In January 2018, the Office of Family and Community Engagement (FACE) will launch a new program for our families called FACT, or Family Academy: Courses & Training!

Family Academy: Courses & Training (FACT) is designed to serve as the gateway to mobilize family engagement in schools by promoting families as schools’ allies in fostering students’ academic success and enhancing community partnerships to best serve students’ families.

By partnering with internal district departments, academic institutions, community organizations, and other agencies, FACT offers courses, workshops, and lectures designed to support and inspire parents and caregivers to become leaders and advocates for their child’s learning, resulting in greater school and community improvement. As confidence grows, parents and caregivers transfer their learning to the home and join their children in fostering habits of good health and lifelong learning.

What does FACT Offer?

  • FREE Courses – Featuring 6 Learning Strands! See below for more details.
  • Breakfast / Dinner
  • Child Care (with Pre-registrationLanguage Interpretation (Upon Request)

Where does this take place?
The School District of Philadelphia 440 N. Broad Street Philadelphia, PA, 19130

Family Academy’s Objectives
The Family Academy: Courses and Training initiative intends to build the capacity of families to be actively engaged in their child’s education. The goal of the program is to empower, engage, and educate parents and caregivers by providing training, resources, and access to skills and services to enhance their personal well-being and that of their family to:

  • Increase family involvement and engagement to assist with children’s learning at home, in the community, and at school.
  • Provide opportunities to help parents strengthen their parenting, literacy, and English language skills to foster conditions at home that affect children’s efforts in learning.
  • Provide opportunities and support for parents and caregivers to achieve their personal academic and non-academic goals.

The Six Learning Strands of Family Academy
PROMOTING WELLBEING: Health and Wellness.
Help for families building healthy lifestyles physically, socially, and emotionally.

GETTING INVOLVED:Leadership and Advocacy.
Tools and information that empower families to become the most effective advocate for their children.

RAISING YOUR CHILD:Effective Parenting.
Approaches to and assistance with issues commonly faced by parents and caregivers.

SUPPORTING STUDENT SUCCESS:Navigating the School System.
Help for supporting student learning at home and navigating policies and programs for your children.

MAXIMIZING POTENTIAL:Personal Growth and Development.
Enhance parents’ and caregivers’ own education to help families grow personally and professionally.

NEW AMERICANS: Connecting with Non-English Speaking Families.
Support families of various language communities gain the skills to support children’s educational success.

Ready to sign up for a course?! Click here to explore and register!

Have Questions?
Get in touch with the Office of Family and Community Engagement at the School District! (215) 400 – 4180, Option 5