department menu

Family Empowerment Network (FEN)

The Alliance is built upon the belief that student success is a result of strong collaboration among children and youth, families, schools, universities, and the larger community. Incorporating the great ethnic, language, and economic diversity of our region, the Family Empowerment Network recognizes that family environments that support academic commitment and achievement lead to greater student success.  

Family Alliance Community Exchange (FACE)

With its partner school districts, The Alliance to Accelerate Excellence in Education offers an 8-week program called FACE (Family Alliance Community Exchange), which is focused on 8 Habits of Mind. The Habits of Mind are essential skills that characterize successful individuals such as curiosity, creativity, responsibility, and persistence. When families and educators create environments fostering these habits and when youth understand how to react in challenging situations, they learn how to be successful in academics, career, and life. Weekly workshop sessions are offered simultaneously for elementary, middle, and high school students as well as sessions for adults in English and Spanish. Executive Director of The Alliance, Dr. Theresa Meyerott, says “the FACE program supports all family members to develop cognitive, social, and emotional skills to be productive and happy members of our communities.  The Alliance to Accelerate Excellence in Education facilitates the FACE program through collaboration with our 10 local partner school districts.”

During in person FACE programing, each two-hour sessions begins with a family meal, catered by a local restaurant, with conversation centered around the topic for that week - then participants go to their assigned classroom for an enriched learning experience with the facilitator.  

FACE Meeting Photo

FACE is available to all 10 Alliance partner school districts and is free to all district families who participate in the 8-week program. 

FACE Fall 2021 - Virtual 

FACE is being offered virtually, September 7, 2021 through October 26, 2021 - every Tuesday evening from 6:00PM to 7:30PM via ZOOM.  To register, parents and adult family members can register for the 8-week program.  Registered participants will receive a ZOOM Link prior to the event.  This is a free event to all families in our ten Alliance partner school districts.

For questions, please contact Kathleen Corona, kcorona@csusm.edu for details.