Family Engagement at Schools
“This program is really good for the kids that don’t have daycare in other places and overall because they help with homework and their struggles.”
-Parent of Student in After School Enrichment Program
The National Center for Family & Community Connections with Schools states, “When schools, families, and community groups work together to support learning, children tend to do better in school, stay in school longer, and like school more.”
For these reasons, creating meaningful parent collaboration that improves student achievement is a goal for all schools, especially those serving low income and high risk communities like North Chicago. Consequently, North Chicago Community Partners (NCCP) works to foster a sustainable, positive school climate by ensuring that all members of the school community, including teachers, are supported, respected and engaged.
North Chicago Community Partners works with school principals, teachers and the broader community to design and implement or facilitate close to 100 opportunities for families to purposefully engage in the school community each year. Through after hour events and field trips such as Family Reading Night, Family Health & Wellness Open House, Family Science Night, Latino Literacy, Family Art Night, Saturday Character Education Luncheons and visits to Kohl Children’s Museum, families have the opportunity to engage in their students’ education and explore learning in creative ways.