Welcome to Family Engagement

 

En Espanol

The mission of the Family Engagement team is to engage, empower and educate all College Crusade parents so they can advocate for their child’s academic success and social development and support their child’s readiness for post-secondary education.

We offer relevant, informative and interactive workshops that are designed to provide families with a solid base of knowledge that will support them as they support their children.

Family support is essential when it comes to student success, both in and out of the classroom. Students are much more likely to succeed when families take an active interest in their academic progress and assist them with setting and achieving goals.

 

Family Workshops

We encourage parents to do their part by encouraging their participation at our hosted Family Workshops, which are filled with helpful information and tools to support the growth and development of the whole child. Our workshops, provided in both English and Spanish, cover a variety of topics, such as:

  • Back to School
  • Financial Literacy
  • Middle to High School Transition
  • Financial Aid Preparedness
  • Planning for College Life
  • Financing Higher Education

At the end of every workshop session, we survey parents regarding the value and usefulness of the information offered so we can continually improve our services to families.

 

Parent Council

All College Crusade of Rhode Island parents, including legal guardians, grandparents, and other family caregivers, are members of the Parent Council. Monthly meetings are open to all parents, and new parents are welcome at any time during the year. The purpose of the Parent Council is to enable parents to meet, share ideas, and provide programming feedback to the Family Engagement team. The Council gives parents an opportunity to develop as parent leaders and directly contribute to decision making. The Parent Council is led and governed by an Executive Committee that consists of a President, Vice President, Secretary, Assistant Secretary, and special events committee chairs as needed.

 

Family Forums

Through our Family Forums, we present opportunities for discussion that allow parents to ask questions, share ideas and gain new resources. Focusing on a single theme and led by our team of Family Liaisons, these intimate gatherings are designed to encourage active participation by all in attendance. Participants leave with confidence that their voice was heard and their ideas were appreciated, and with a concrete understanding of any next steps to take.

 

In addition…

We support our new Crusade families by:

  • Conducting One-on-One meetings with all new families to orient them to important information about The College Crusade
  • Hosting a variety of family-centered events and activities to help educate, support and encourage families so they will be active participants in The College Crusade experience

To learn more about our Family Engagement activities, please email Olinda Matos at omatos@thecollegecrusade.org or call 854-550o ext 109.

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