Webinar Recording: How Nonprofits Can Assess and Improve Their Parent Engagement Efforts

Posted August 11, 2016
By the Annie E. Casey Foundation
Blog parentengagementwebinarrecap 2016

Does your orga­ni­za­tion engage par­ents effec­tive­ly in your work and equip them to become strong lead­ers in their communities?

In a webi­nar this week, we released a new assess­ment tool to help non­prof­its work­ing with kids and fam­i­lies answer that ques­tion — and to dis­cov­er bet­ter ways to engage fam­i­lies and sup­port them in fos­ter­ing child development.

Engag­ing Par­ents, Devel­op­ing Lead­ers: A Self-Assess­ment and Plan­ning Tool for Non­prof­its and Schools aims to help non­prof­its pur­sue strate­gies to form true part­ner­ships with par­ents, rec­og­niz­ing them as invalu­able part­ners who have the great­est stake in their children’s well-being. Such part­ner­ships can encour­age greater par­ent par­tic­i­pa­tion and involve­ment in pro­gram­ming — and equip par­ents and care­givers to advo­cate for them­selves, their fam­i­lies and their communities.

The ses­sion fea­tured the tool’s design­ers, as well as rep­re­sen­ta­tives from com­mu­ni­ty non­prof­its who test­ed this new resource.

Watch the webi­nar recording


  • Rosa Maria Cas­tañe­da (mod­er­a­tor), senior asso­ciate, The Annie E. Casey Foundation
  • Shel­ley Waters Boots, senior con­sul­tant, The Annie E. Casey Foundation
  • Gail Hayes, senior con­sul­tant, The Annie E. Casey Foundation
  • Arlise Ford, direc­tor of social ser­vices for Edu­ca­tion Pipeline Ear­ly Care and Edu­ca­tion, Edu­ca­tion­al Alliance
  • Lind­sey Cabaniss, man­ag­er of Inno­va­tion Lab, Com­mu­ni­ty Action Project of Tulsa

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