Family, School & Community Partnerships

The evidence is clear:
when schools and families work together to support learning, everyone benefits.

  • Student skills and attitudes improve
  • Parents become engaged as partners in the education of their children
  • Teacher morale and communication improve
  • Schools improve to benefit everyone
  • Communities grow stronger


  • At CESDP we are committed to helping school communities build a culture of positive school, family, and community partnerships where everyone works together to create better programs and opportunities for students.

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    CESDP developed a resource that is based on 30 years of research in the field of parental involvement. Working Together: School, Family, and Community Partnerships - A Toolkit for New Mexico School Communities provides resources for building partnerships, improving student success, providing staff development, enhancing parent leadership, and connecting schools and communities. All resources for use with families are now available in English and Spanish.

    Our partners in working towards positive school, family, and community partnerships
    include organizations at the national and state levels. 


    The links below will lead to several of our current partners: