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New Report Recognizes Our Tellin’ Stories Project as “Transformative Family Engagement”

A publication based on the findings from an evaluation of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation’s (WKKF) Family Engagement cohort was released in July 2019, and features stories and lessons from the Tellin’ Stories Project, Teaching for Change’s nationally recognized approach to family engagement. The report, titled Cultivating a Community of Champions for Children Through Transformative Family …

What Principals Gained from the 2019 Equity and Family Engagement Summer Institute

For many people, schools may not be the most welcoming places. This is especially true for marginalized members of the school community. As a school leader, this institute helped me reflect upon, develop and create strategies to help all members of the community feel comfortable, valued, and accepted and to help ensure the success of …

New Lisa Delpit Book Features Teaching for Change Essay on Engaging Black Parents

Allyson Criner Brown, Teaching for Change’s associate director and manager of the Tellin’ Stories parent empowerment project, reflects on family engagement in a moving essay for Teaching When the World Is on Fire, edited by Lisa Delpit (The New Press, 2019). Criner Brown, a former middle school teacher who has led the nationally recognized Tellin’ …

The Tellin’ Stories Race, Equity, and Family Engagement 2018-2019 Seminar Series

September, 2018 – May, 2019 All Souls Church Unitarian | 1500 Harvard St, NW | Washington, D.C. Applications coming soon. “It will be worth it. It will actually surpass your expectations. I walked into this thinking, ‘This is going to be good.’ And it totally blew my mind!” – Keris Lee, 2017 Summer Institute The …

How Parent Leadership Improves Student Achievement and Education Equity

Teaching for Change’s approach to family engagement, called Tellin’ Stories, will be featured in the January 31, 2018 “Effective Practices Webinar” for the National Association for Family, School, and Community Engagement (NAFSCE).  Tellin’ Stories, a nationally recognized approach to family engagement, draws from community organizing, popular education, racial equity, and best practices in family engagement …

Author Zetta Elliott to Middle Schoolers: The World Needs Your Stories

On Friday, February 10, 2017, author Zetta Elliott captivated nearly 100 middle school students at D.C.’s LaSalle-Backus Education Campus (DCPS) with her stories about coming of age, the foster care system, friendship, addiction, mystery, and more. Teaching for Change arranged the visit to LaSalle-Backus, a partner school for the Tellin’ Stories parent organizing project. Elliott’s …