Find out how MCPS's engagement strategy is transforming communities, individuals and institutions.
To empower all students, parents and community leaders to become active in shaping the student learning experience, and to engage institutions in every sector of the community to support student learning.
How Engagement Works
Community engagement increases equity and improves public education by building capacity and power in communities. It works to address the issues that families in communities face so that students can take full advantage of their educational experience.
- Enhancing culturally-competent, historically-aware and economically empowering family engagement at the local school level
- Engaging institutions in every sector (private industry, non-profit, faith communities and local government) in the critical work of supporting the education of our students
- Creating and leveraging within MCPS an organizational structure and culture that supports OCEP’s vision
- Identifying specific culturally and historically-informed strategies to leverage community engagement to help close the achievement gap