Engaging Parents, Developing Leaders

A Self-Assessment and Planning Tool for Nonprofits and Schools

Posted August 9, 2016
By the Annie E. Casey Foundation
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This publication introduces an assessment and planning tool to help nonprofits evaluate their parent engagement efforts and chart a path toward deeper partnerships with parents and caregivers. The tool spans just eight pages, with accompanying text outlining how to use it, how to assess its results and what real-world strategies and programs are already in play — and working — to boost parent engagement. 

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Key Takeaway

Putting this tool into practice is as easy as 1, 2, 3

Using this tool involves three simple steps. Step 1: Gather at least five people from your organization. Step 2: As a group, answer questions in four key domains. Step 3: Assess your score and chart a path to improvement.