Wraparound/Family Engagement


Wraparound/Family Engagement

is focused on improving overall climate & culture, and engaging our families and the community in the education of students. 


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Nicole Ferreira, District Wraparound Manager
New Bedford Public Schools
455 County St Room 244
New Bedford, Ma 02740
508-997-4511 ext. 14105
[email protected]


Would you like to refer a family to receive Wraparound Services?

Please fill out the referral form linked below for your family, or on behalf of a New Bedford Family. This form will help the family connect with a Wraparound Coordinator as well as their local Family Engagement Center. Please click on your preferred language below: 


Family and Community Engagement Family and Community Engagement in New Bedford Public Schools aims to empower and strengthen authentic home, school and community relationships to ensure student success. Family and Community Engagement has three goals: 

  1. Improve communication practices between schools and families to ensure access to resources and supports that promote student success.


  2. To increase capacity of teachers and school leaders to build relationships with students and families to achieve authentic family engagement and student success


  3. To expand the representation of diverse family and community voices in improving school climate and culture toward supporting student success. 

Click here to view our Family Engagement Systems "At a Glance"! 

Family Engagement Practices in NBPS:

  • New Bedford's Three E's:  Engage / Educate / Empower
  • Cultural Competency & Equity
  • Professional Development created and offered for staff
  • Family Engagement Centers located at:
  • NB High School
  • Keith, Normandin, and Roosevelt Middle Schools 
  • Gomes, Hayden McFadden, Jacobs, and Renaissance Elementary Schools
  • Family Institute for Student Success (FISS). 


Improving Schools through Community Engagement, Dialogue and Evaluation Ideas
Everyday Democracy highlights the work of New Bedford Public Schools and the Nellie Mae Education Foundation.



Please take the Family Engagement/Needs survey linked below to help us provide even better family events for New Bedford Public Schools. All answers are confidential unless you would like to provide us with your contact information. To answer, please click your preferred language below. Thank you for your responses!




Culture and Climate

Climate and culture are directly impacted by building systems that support Safe and Supportive Schools and Authentic Family and Community Engagement.

Safe and Supportive Schools

  • Lesley “Impact of Trauma on Learning” graduate courses for all staff 
  • 9 Family Engagement Centers in our schools 
  • PBIS 
  • SEL Curriculum – Dept. of Student Services