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About Us


All children and families realize their full life potential because they have equal access and leverage the opportunities and systems of support critical to their success and well being.


The Family Engagement Institute bridges educational inequalities by providing opportunities that strengthen the capacity of families, schools and communities, working together to ensure the success of all students from early childhood through college.

FEI's Unique Approach

We focus on a systemic and integrated model, which engages families, educators/providers, and community in a mutually supportive manner. Working along an educational continuum (early childhood - college), FEI utilizes a best practices model that provides programs and educational opportunities to underserved children, parents/caregivers, and the educators/providers who serve those students. Our partnership with higher education enables us to work in a dual generational model that simultaneously promotes child and family learning and well being.

Guiding Principles
  • Accessibility: We make our programs accessible by removing barriers to create an equitable learning environment for all.
  • Excellence: We assess our programs and seek best practices to ensure quality educational experiences.
  • Collaboration: We build strong partnerships among families, schools and community organizations to leverage resources and develop creative solutions.
  • Responsiveness: We work with our partners to create strategic site-specific solutions for families, schools and community organizations.