September 30

Community Engagement Professional Learning Group

Monthly Meetings on Select Wednesdays

September 2020 – June 2021

3:00-4:00 p.m. ET


Join us for our year-long Community Engagement Professional Learning Group (PLG). PLGs are cohorts of participants who meet regularly to learn from research, share dilemmas, examine work, and push and challenge each other. Over the years we have seen the power of PLGs to effect meaningful and lasting change in schools. Virtual PLGs give participants the opportunity to learn and grow with others who work in different schools and communities while helping to keep us healthy and safe during the Covid-19 pandemic. This PLG will provide new perspectives in a supportive and facilitated online environment across the entire school year. Registration is now closed.

The community engagement professional learning group is a space for educators, families, students, and community members to increase their knowledge and hone their skills of equitable community engagement. Together, we will explore topics and issues that are relevant to your context including family and student engagement during the Covid-19 pandemic and strategies to address various inequities in your community.

Through our work, participants will:

  • Build connections across a network of communities and school districts working to sustain equitable community engagement.
  • Explore ways to align their day-to-day practices with their long-range vision for equitable engagement.
  • Share resources, knowledge, and strategies for leading equitable community engagement work.

This PLG is open to educators, administrators, school staff in family engagement or student engagement roles, families, students, and community members.

Meeting Dates & Times

The success of a PLG is a result of the commitment of its members to attend as many meetings as possible. All meetings will be held monthly, via Zoom, from 3-4 p.m. ET, on the following Wednesdays:

Sept 30,  Oct 14, Nov 18, Dec 9, Jan 13, Feb 10, Mar 10, Apr 14, May 12, June 9


Free ($500 registration fee waived for all participants through the support of the Nellie Mae Education Foundation) If we reach our registration capacity, we will hold a lottery to select names for spaces available once registration closes on September 11.

Registration is now closed. 


We strive to host inclusive, accessible events that enable all individuals, including individuals with disabilities, to engage fully. To request an accommodation or for inquiries about accessibility, please contact Becky Vance, rvance@greatschoolspartnership.org, or 207-699-4677.


Have Questions?

Contact our team at events@greatschoolspartnership.org or 207-773-0505.

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