We know that greater parental involvement in a student’s life promotes greater student success. But parents and guardians often face their own obstacles. Language barriers, busy work schedules, and other family obligations can keep caregivers from getting involved in their child’s student life. Communities In Schools sees family engagement as a crucial element to our success, and work to remove barriers that prevent caregivers from staying central in their child’s education. Our School Outreach Coordinators at all eleven schools check in with families often, and connect them with counselors, social workers and other school and community resources as needed. They also coordinate engagement opportunities for families like resource fairs and parent workshops.