Family and Community Engagement

New Bedford Public Schools Family Engagement Center’s mission is to empower and strengthen authentic home, school and community relationship to ensure student success. Family and Community Engagement has three goals: to improve communication practices between schools and families to ensure access to resources and supports that promote student success; to increase capacity of teachers and school leaders to build relationships with students and families to achieve authentic family engagement and student success, and to expand the representation of diverse family and community voices in improving school climate and culture toward supporting student success.

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Family and Community Engagement initiatives!

VIDEO: Family and Community Engagement

NBPS Family and Community Engagement Leads To Student Success

Family Institute for Student Success

Family Engagement Centers

New Bedford Public School’s Family Engagement Center’s mission is to empower and strengthen authentic home, school and community relationship to ensure student success. 

School staff collaborate through our centers to work with families to try to meet their needs, in efforts to increase the student's academic achievements. 

Our Family Engagement Center Core Beliefs include:

  • All families have dreams for their children and want the best for them
  • All families have the capacity to support their children’s learning.
  • Families and school staff are equal partners.
  • The responsibility for cultivating and sustaining partnerships among school, home and community rest primarily on us – the educators

Professional Development


Relationships Matter. November 16, 2018




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