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Carolina Family Engagement Center

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The Carolina Family Engagement Center (CFEC), housed in the SC School Improvement Council in the University of SC College of Education, promotes cradle-to-career family, school, and community engagement by providing the training and technical assistance that supports student achievement and school improvement.

CFEC seeks to improve access to existing community resources and services that support children’s learning and development by strengthening and growing networks among state-wide partners. Partners include SC School Improvement Council, SC Department of Education, Children’s Trust of South Carolina, Consortium for Latino Immigration Studies, Family Connection of South Carolina, Francis Marion University Center of Excellence to Prepare Teachers of Children of Poverty, University of SC College of Education Parent Advocacy Group, SC PASOs, SC Center for Fathers and Families, SC Educational Policy Center, and SC First Steps to School Readiness.

$1,000 stipend available for SC teachers who wish to participate in classroom family engagement partnerships - see details and the Teacher/Teacher Team application on the right

For more information, please contact Karen Utter, CFEC Project Director, at or 800.868.2232

The Carolina Family Engagement Center is funded through a grant from the U.S. Department of Education under ESSA