Models for Family and Community Engagement

PTA National Standards for Family School Partnerships: Implementation Guide. PTA

This guide will help local school communities implement programs, practices, and policies that encourage partnerships between families, schools, and communities and promote student success. Use the guide and the supporting resources at to educate your community about the importance of family involvement, and to direct the development of effective partnerships.

Michigan’s Parent Leadership in State Government

Parent Leadership in State Government (PLISG) connects parents and professionals to build stronger families and communities across the state of Michigan.

The PLISG initiative provides training and support to parents in using their voice to impact local, state, and federal program planning and policy development.  Parents are given the knowledge and skills to participate on advisory boards, committees, and other decision-making bodies.