Family and Community Engagement Overview:
Family and Community Engagement is an important part of the Framingham Public Schools experience. The District serves to support our students’ first and most important teachers - their families and communities. To be truly committed to the success of our students, we must support their families and their communities to play an active role in the learning process. As such, severa; departments and offices contribute in the effort to support our families and communities, to engage children in lifelong, enriching, social, emotional, and educational development; this includes the Parent Information Center (PIC), Framingham Adult ESL Plus (FAESL+), the Early Childhood Alliance of Ashland and Framingham (ECAAF), the FPS Attendance Office, and newly added, FPS Wraparound Services. Together, these dedicated resources demonstrate the District’s deep commitment to community outreach and involvement.
Immigration Resources for Families and Staff:
- Mass Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy (MIRA) Coalition (Find online "Know Your Rights" resources in English, Spanish and other languages. Organize a "Know Your Rights" workshop in your region.)
- Immigrant & Refugee Children: A Guide for Educators and School Support Staff (PDF) The content in this guide was compiled by United We Dream’s Dream Educational Empowerment Program, the National Immigration Law Center, First Focus and the AFT.
- Immigrant and Refugee Children: A Resource Guide for Educators and School Support Staff This content was originally published by the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) and its partners: United We Dream’s Dream Educational Empowerment Program, the National Immigration Law Center and First Focus. This excerpt was adapted and reprinted with generous permission from the AFT.
The Impact of the DACA Decision