An estimated 83,000 services were provided to individuals during the 2019-20 school year by 10 of the 12 reporting SFECs. This graph details how many SFECs enhanced or shifted to virtual opportunities during the pandemic, as 3,529 people were trained virtually and 7,089 participated in webinars.
More SFECs have also produced and disseminated research, guides, tip sheets and recommendations, examples of best-practices, and other tools via websites that have reached approximately 40,000; resources have touched 22,000 more through printed materials developed by SFECs.
The work of a majority of SFECs spans the age continuum, with reach impacting children at birth all the way to young adults at the post-secondary level. At each stage, SFECs provide tailored insight for families navigating the educational spectrum.
SFECs are uniquely versatile educational instruments, capable of providing training, tools, resources, and more around a variety of issues important to families across the educational spectrum.
The National Center for Families Learning (NCFL) engages families, educators, administrators, and advocates to promote family education solutions and reduce education inequities. Since 1989, our work has supported multigenerational learning for families from early childhood through adult education. NCFL leads the SFEC Network.
The U.S. Department of Education established the Statewide Family Engagement Center (SFEC) program as part of the Every Student Succeeds Act signed into law in December 2015. Competitive federal grants were awarded in 2018 to twelve statewide organizations to promote and implement systemic evidenced-based family engagement strategies over 5 years.
The Carnegie Corporation of New York is the philanthropic foundation established by Andrew Carnegie in 1911. The Carnegie Corporation supports the SFEC Network.
The National Association for Family, School and Community Engagement (NAFSCE) works to advance high-impact policies and practices for family, school, and community engagement to promote child development and improve student achievement. NAFSCE supports the SFEC Network.