The Office of Federal Programs & Grants is thrilled to commence its collaboration with Parenting Partners alongside the inaugural group of schools. Parenting Partners offers comprehensive training to school teams, enabling them to enhance their ability to establish robust family-school partnerships. The training, which spanned two days on January 17-18, took place at Quitman Street School and saw the participation of school staff and parent leaders. The training sessions delved into various topics, including Positive Parenting, Creating Confident Kids, Communication That Works, and Creating Structure for Achievement. These invaluable tools will assist schools in effectively involving families and enhancing student achievement and family well-being. By adopting this train-the-trainer approach, schools will be able to bolster parent engagement and foster strong family-school partnerships. The ultimate objective is to empower parents and make a significant impact in 2024 by prioritizing the heart of the District: students and families.