Collaborative Action for Family Engagement (CAFE)

    Md PaCAFE is MAEC's Statewide Family Engagement Center for the states of Maryland and Pennsylvania. We help build sustainable infrastructure to support healthy family, student, and community engagement. CAFE serves all educators – from state agencies to school districts to school staff and early care providers – and families by developing resources, co-designing learning opportunities, and fostering dialogue designed to help families connect with local schools and support their children’s development and learning.

    CAFE works within the states of Maryland and Pennsylvania to build a statewide infrastructure for sustained capacity. Together, these states have the opportunity to learn from one another and establish a network of shared leadership and peer support.

    This project is funded by the US Department of Education under Title IV, part E of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA). CAFE is one of twelve statewide family engagement centers.

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