Chapter: Connecticut

2022-2023 Dates
  • October 7, 2022- In-person
  • November 4, 2022- In-person
  • December 9, 2022- In-person
  • January 13, 2023- Virtual
  • February 10, 2023- Virtual
  • March 24, 2023- Virtual
  • April 28, 2023- In-person
  • May 19, 2023- In-person

All sessions 9:30-11:00 am. In-person sessions open at 9:00 for coffee.


Find recordings of past Friday CAFE sessions here.


Sponsored by a collaboration of CSDE, CT Family-School Partnership at CREC, SERC, and our Advisory Group





December 9, 2022

Everyone Wins! The Ripple Effects of Family Engagement

The latest research shows that engaging families has powerful benefits beyond boosting student success. BUT (there is always a but) the engagement strategies need to be high-impact, transformative, and equity-driven to make a real difference. Join us to discuss what these terms mean and what they look like in practice.

Conversation Catalyst: Anne T. Henderson, Senior Consultant, National Association for Family, School and Community Engagement

Note: Everyone entering the building will need to wear masks which can be taken off once you are in the Playmaker Space

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9:00-11:00 a.m. (Coffee and registration 9:00-9:30 a.m.)



Playmaker Space at Family and Children’s Aid

80 West Street, Danbury

Parking at 80 West Street (next to the building) and 87 West Street (opposite the building)

October 7, 2022

The Expertise Is In The Room

On October 7, Friday CAFE will be in-person for the first time in over two years! Please join us. This session will be all about YOU! Through facilitated dialogue, participants will share stories, insights and explore innovative ideas to expand thinking about family engagement practice. Your collective voice is the engine of generosity and the expertise in the room.

Conversation Inspiration: Malik Champlain, Consultant, SERC


9:00am Coffee | 9:30-11:00am Program



Hooker Live, 1 Sesquassen Street, Hartford CT 06106

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