Cultural Brokers: A Tool for Authentic Family and Community Engagement
January 24, 2024
1 hour CTLE
Facilitators: Common Thread and CASDA
Authentic family and community engagement is essential to student success, however, it remains a conundrum for schools and districts. Researchers in multiple contexts (Ishimaru, Lawson et. al.) have demonstrated that educational institutions utilizing cultural brokers to engage students, family, and community members produced positive outcomes for student and family engagement, and school climate. This session will help participants identify areas where they can improve family and community engagement and empowerment in their context and provide research-supported examples of how districts have utilized cultural brokers to bring students, families, and community members into closer and more equitable collaboration.