Posts Tagged ‘family’

Join us for ‘That’s a Family’ – a Fantastic Workshop on Sat 4/12/14 – Newark, NJ

Monday, March 31st, 2014

Click here to register!

Presented by Dagmar Wojcik (1.5 hours)

In this workshop based on the groundbreaking video That’s a Family, you will see the many different shapes that families take today. Designed especially for elementary-school children, the video takes you in to the lives of children in a variety of family situations, explaining concepts like birth mom, mixed race, guardian, gay and lesbian, and step dad. The film’s message of inclusion and respect for all is a crucial one for children and adults to learn.

When:  Saturday April 12, 2014

Where: FOCUS Hispanic Center
441-443 Broad Street, Newark, NJ 07102

Time: 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM

Cost: $15 (light refreshments will be served)


For registration details, invoice, information or other questions, please contact Jessica Heiberg at: 908-789-0259

*This training is hosted by Iya Brown, NJSACC Afterschool Ambassador, Essex County

Come Join this Web Conference on 11/12/13 on Strengths-based Family Engagement Approaches

Monday, November 4th, 2013

Click here to register

The Family Involvement Network of Educators (FINE) invites you to participate in an upcoming interactive web conference, Using Leadership to Promote Strengths-Based Family Engagement Approaches, on Tuesday, November 12, 2013, from 2:00pm to 3:00pm EST. We’d love to have you join us!

Web conference panelists will be:

  • Sandra Gutierrez, National Director of Abriendo Puertas/Opening Doors, author of the recent FINE Newsletter article, Parents as Agents of Change (also available in Spanish), and
  • Trise Moore, Family Partnership Advocate for the Federal Way Public Schools district, author of the FINE Newsletter article, Drawing on Parents’ Strengths: The Role of Districts and Schools in Empowering Families to be Effective Partners in Learning.
Hosted by the HFRP FINE Team, this live web conference will be interactive and will be driven by your questions. You can submit questions both during the live event and in advance of the event. To submit questions prior to the live event, email your questions to us.

Space is limited! Register today to participate in the web conference. You will receive a confirmation email with instructions on how to connect to the session through your personal computer using Adobe Connect. You will need access to the internet and a computer with audio speakers. The web conference will be recorded and archived on the HFRP website for future access.

New Hampshire #Afterschool Network: Family #Literacy #Grant Opportunity – deadline 6/24/13

Tuesday, May 21st, 2013

NCFL and Toyota Announce New Six-Year Initiative, Starting with Grant Opportunity

Today the National Center for Family Literacy (NCFL) announced a new six-year initiative, Toyota Family Learning. One major component of the initiative also kicks off today: NCFL is now accepting grant applications to further family learning beyond the classroom and into homes and communities. Applications are being accepted now through June 24 at:

This year, five organizations will be awarded a three-year, $175,000 grant, in addition to a wide range of NCFL training and communication support, learning items, and materials. Grantees will engage vulnerable families in learning together and participating in family mentor and service learning activities. Schools, libraries, and community-based organizations that provide services to families are eligible to apply.

The vision for Toyota Family Learning, fueled by the enduring NCFL-Toyota partnership, is much more than a specific program or model. It will engage not only grantee families but also families across the nation to be a part of modern-day movement for families learning together. Toyota Family Learning will draw the participation of families both online and offline, incorporating digital elements launching later this year including a website, mobile app, social media, and more. The first component of this effort is the current grant opportunity for communities.