Family and Community Engagement

Family and Community Engagement

PWCS is committed to building collaborative, meaningful partnerships and trusting relationships to foster the success of all students. The Family Engagement Series, School Parent Liaisons, Family Academic and Community Engagement Specialists (FACES), and Community Hubs work together to bring our PWCS families and the Prince William County community together. 

Family Engagement Series

The Family Engagement Series provides families with resources that will assist with their student’s success. The Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Compliance Department leads the series, in collaboration with other PWCS programs and community and business partners.

New Family Engagement Series events are added each month. If you have questions or would like more information about the Family Engagement Series, contact Yanet Boyd at [email protected]

School Parent Liaisons

School Parent Liaisons play a vital role in increasing family involvement within the schools and the division. Their primary focus is to empower families to become active participants in their child’s education.

School Parent Liaisons also help schools:

  • Create a welcoming school environment for families.
  • Provide connections between families, community, and school staff.
  • Direct families to appropriate PWCS and community resources for information and resolution of concerns.
  • Collaborate with school administration to address family engagement issues and concerns at their school.
  • Plan, schedule, organize, and participate in delivering a variety of school/community outreach programs and workshops for families, staff members, and the community.
  • Coordinate communications for families.

Family Academic & Community Engagement Specialists

The Family Academic and Community Engagement Specialists (FACES) role is essential in bridging communication between home, school, and the community, ensuring that families actively participate in their children’s education. FACES focuses on building families' capacity to reinforce learning at home.

FACES also help schools:

  • Elevate family academic and community engagement through instructional knowledge, collaboration, and strategic school-level initiatives.
  • Embed family academic and community practices in teaching and learning and key organizational practices.
  • Build families’ capacity to navigate the educational process successfully for their student(s).
  • Collaborate with School Parent Liaison to support families with academic initiatives.
  • Be knowledgeable of the goals in the school’s Continuous Improvement Plan.
  • Review students’ academic data to identify areas of support for families.

Community Hubs

Community hubs play a vital role in connecting people, enhancing community bonds, and meeting local needs. The partnerships allow the school division the opportunity to provide resources and support to families in their local communities.

Community Hubs

  • Strengthen relationships with staff, students, families, and local community.
  • Provide on-site services that lead to increased awareness and utilization of community and school resources.
  • Provide a safe space for learning and social connections.
  • Foster a sense of belonging and well-being.
  • Increase families’ capacity to support their student’s education.
  • Strengthen family-school partnerships.

Current PWCS Community Hubs

  • Boys and Girls Club - General Heiser Club (Dumfries)
  • Boys and Girls Club - Hylton Club (Woodbridge)
  • Boys and Girls Club - Martin K. Alloy (Manassas)
  • Dar Alnoor Islamic Community Center
  • Prince William Libraries
  • Prince William County Parks & Recreation
  • Todos Market

If your business or organization would like more information about becoming a Community Hub, please contact Yanet Boyd at [email protected]