Division of Family and Community Engagement

The NYC Department of Education is dedicated to creating and supporting partnerships between schools, families and the community.

As a central resource for family engagement, the Division of Family and Community Engagement strives to involve and inform parent leaders and families as essential partners in helping students achieve college and career readiness.

See the latest news and events here.

  NYC Parent Academy
The NYC Parent Academy is dedicated to strengthening parent involvement to support student achievement. The Parent Academy is offered in collaboration with Long Island University.

Student achievement for all children is increased when parents are better informed. Learn more about the supports and services for families offered by the DOE.
Parent Leadership
Parental leaders have a key role in our schools. There are school, district and citywide opportunities for parent leadership. Learn more about getting involved.
Education Councils
Community and Citywide Education Councils provide support to the parents in their districts. Learn about the responsibilities of the City's Education Councils, consider attending a meeting or becoming a council member. 
Parent Coordinators
Parent Coordinators work with school principals to directly support families and involve them in the school community.