Welcome to the Family and Community Engagement (FACE) Page, which fosters meaningful partnerships between families, schools, and the Arlington community to support our students' academic success and educational experiences.

About F.A.C.E.

Our Mission: Equity and Excellence

At FACE, we believe that Family and Community Engagement is not just an educational strategy; it’s a commitment to equity and excellence in education. We are dedicated to narrowing the achievement and opportunity gaps in Arlington Public Schools (APS) by nurturing equal partnerships between parents and educators.

Collaboration for Collective Benefits

When schools and families collaborate, the positive impacts ripple through the entire Arlington community. Student outcomes improve, schools thrive, and our community becomes stronger and more vibrant.

Research-Based Action

We bring research to action. We provide schools, families, and community partners with the tools they need to work together effectively, ensuring that all of Arlington’s children have the opportunity to succeed. Our approach is grounded in best practices and informed by peer-reviewed research and literature.

Key Focus Areas: Enhancing Capacity

Our work at FACE centers on enhancing the capacity of both families and educators. We understand that informed, engaged, and empowered parents, in partnership with dedicated educators, are the cornerstones of student success.

What You Will Find Here

Resources: Explore all resources, including guides, toolkits, and articles, to support families and educators in building solid partnerships.

Events: Stay informed about upcoming workshops, seminars, and community events focused on family and community engagement.

Success Stories: Read inspiring success stories that showcase the real-world impact of collaboration between families, schools, and the community.

Contact Us: Connect with our team to share your ideas, seek assistance, or learn more about our programs and initiatives.

Join us in our commitment to fostering a culture of collaboration, inclusivity, and excellence in education. Together, we can create a brighter future for all Gunston students.

We’re not just shaping students; we’re shaping the future of our community. Thank you for being part of this journey.

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