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Welcome to the Carolina Family Engagement Center!

Thank you for visiting the Carolina Family Engagement Center (CFEC). The work of CFEC is focused primarily on underserved families and their students (low income, English learners, those with disabilities, those in foster care, migrants, homeless, and marginalized communities). Housed within the SC School Improvement Council (SC-SIC) at the University of South Carolina College of Education, CFEC seeks to engage stakeholders statewide through our website, social media platforms, and other venues.

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CFEC aims to strengthen the abilities of families to take greater leadership roles in their children's education and build relationships with other parents through its Parent Leadership Partners (PLP) program. Parents are positioned to learn new strategies, build leadership skills, and be equipped to more effectively advocate for their children, families, and communities. 

For more information, check out the Parent Leadership Partner Flyer

Summer Camps make Learning FunSummer Camps Logo

Looking for fun Summer activities for your Kids and Family?  From outdoor adventures, to crafts, tech, and culinary skills, there are wonderful programs all over South Carolina.  Check out our Summer Camp information page to find camps in your area

Family and Community Voice & COVID Relief for Education Webinar Title CardFamily and Community Voice & COVID Relief for Education

As a part of the Coronavirus Relief Funds passed by the federal government, South Carolina Schools will receive $3,052,472,269 in ESSER funds at least 90% of which will flow through to school districts according to a need-based formula. These funds can be used to improve school buildings, provide needed programs, and help develop needed educational programming.  You can be a part of shaping where those funds go.  Visit our ESSER funds page to see how you can direct where over $3 billion will be spent in South Carolina.