• Family & Community Engagement (FACE) Network

    The Alameda County Office of Education launched its first FACE network in the 2014-15 school year.

    The FACE Network convenes educational leaders representing diverse programs across Alameda County school districts to build capacity around research-based Dual-Capacity building framework, exchange knowledge and resources and problem solve individual and collective challenges. FACE Network is guided by Racial Equity and Social Justice principles and the Six Conditions of Systems Change; Structural Change, Relationships, Connections, Power Dynamics, and Transformative Change. Within the network, participants from across programmatic areas engage in practice and policy discussions and receive tailored culturally responsive professional development, capacity-building training, coaching, and technical assistance. 

    The FACE Theory of Action (ToA) states that family and community engagement, positive school climate, and cultural transformation should be meaningfully integrated across the school system aligned to academic outcomes through a collaborative effort rooted firmly in racial equity and social justice examining programs, practices, and policies.

    Participants will co-create, assess, implement and explore strategies to integrate justice-oriented policies, programs, and practices across their local strategic plans, Local Continuity Plans (LCP), and Local Control Accountability Plans (LCAPs). The FACE Network serves as a model for how the collective ownership of participants can transform educational systems from unilateral transactional spaces into collaborative spaces of partnership.

    Theory of Action


    Webinars 2020-21

    Seize This Moment: Family Partnerships for Social Transformation

    Professional Learning Network (PLN) Meeting Fall 2019 

     District administrators engaged in PLN


    San Diego State University Partnership Leadership Development Institute on Family Engagement Training (2016-17)

    SDSU Parent Leader Certification Training Program

    Hayward USD team

    2020-21 FACE Meeting Agendas and Resources

    2019-20 PLN Meeting Agendas and Resources

    2018-19 PLN Meeting Agendas and Resources

    2017-18 PLN Meeting Agendas and Resources

    2016-17 FEN Meeting Agendas and Resources

    2015-16 FEN Meeting Agendas and Resources

    Alameda County Professional Learning Network highlighted in California Way: The Golden States Quest to Build An Equitable & Excellent Education System https://learningpolicyinstitute.org/product/california-way-equitable-excellent-education-system-report . Learn more by listening to Episode 10 https://www.ccee-ca.org/podcasts-ca-school-field-trip.asp

    For More Information Contact Jason Arenas, Program Director Accountability Partnerships (510) 670-4111 jarenas@acoe.org


  • Jason Arenas, Program Director Family, School & Community Partenrships

    Jason Arenas, Program Director

    2020-21 Calendar

    • August 27, 2020- 1:00-3:00PM
    • September 25, 2020- 9:00-11:00AM
    • October 23, 2020-9:00-11:30AM
    • November 20, 2020-9:00-11:30AM (Rescheduled)
    • December 4-9:00-11:30AM
    • January 14, 2021 9:00-11:30AM
    • February - No Meeting
    • March 11, 2021- No Meeting (Providing Building Capacity Home-School Partnership Training)
    • April 22, 2021-9:00-11:30am
    • May 13, 2021 9:00-11:30am
    • June 3, 2021 9:00-11:30am