Recasting Families and Communities as Co-Designers of Education in Tumultuous Times

National Education Policy Center and Family Leadership Design Collaborative


This policy memo highlights learnings with public school leaders and others working to engage families and communities in education, lifting up justice-based approaches to family engagement that position parents and families, particularly from communities of color, as fellow leaders in transforming schools and educational systems to better serve all children, families, and communities. The memo conlude with policy recommendations to engage and sustain community co-design.


Vital Village is a network of residents and organizations committed to maximizing child, family, and community well-being. Vital Village is based at Boston Medical Center.  

801 Albany Street, 2nd Floor, Boston, MA 02119


© Copyright 2020 by Vital Village Networks. All Rights Reserved

Website design by MOXIEMADE! and Diana Rivera, on behalf of Vital Village Networks.

  • Vital Village Network
  • @NOW_WellChild