School District of Philadelphia

Family Academy: Courses & Training

Posted on January 12, 2018
Family Academy: Courses & Training (FACT): The School District of Philadelphia’s Office of Family and Community Engagement (FACE) is launching an exciting new program in January 2018 called FACT (Family Academy: Courses & Training)! FACT offers FREE workshops and courses to families and community members in the following Learning Strands:

PROMOTING WELLBEING: Health and Wellness. 

Help for families building healthy lifestyles physically, socially, and emotionally.

 Leadership and Advocacy. 

Tools and information that empower families to become the most effective advocate for their children.


RAISING YOUR CHILD: Effective Parenting. 

Approaches to and assistance with issues commonly faced by parents and caregivers.


SUPPORTING STUDENT SUCCESS: Navigating the School System. 

Help for supporting student learning at home and navigating policies and programs for your children.


MAXIMIZING POTENTIAL: Personal Growth and Development. 

Enhance parents’ and caregivers’ own education to help families grow personally and professionally.


NEW AMERICANS: Connecting with Non-English Speaking Families. 

Support families of various language communities gain the skills to support children’s educational success.

FACT is designed to serve as the gateway to mobilize family engagement in schools by promoting families as schools’ allies in fostering students’ academic success and enhancing community partnerships to best serve students’ families.

By partnering with internal district departments, academic institutions, community organizations, and other agencies, FACT offers courses, workshops, and lectures designed to support and inspire parents and caregivers to become leaders and advocates for their child’s learning, resulting in greater school and community improvement. As confidence grows, parents and caregivers transfer their learning to the home and join their children in fostering habits of good health and lifelong learning.

What does FACT Offer?

  • FREE Courses – Featuring 6 Learning Strands!

  • Breakfast / Dinner

  • Child Care (with Pre-registration)

  • Language Interpretation (Upon Request/with Pre-Registration)


Where does this take place?

The School District of Philadelphia
440 N. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19130

When does this take place?

Courses start January 3, 2018 and run through May 31, 2018!

All classes are held from 10:00am-12:00pm or 5:00pm-7:00pm (see our schedule for specifics).

How do I register?

To register, go to or click here, where you can create a FACT account. 

We strongly encourage you to pre-register for courses so that you can secure a spot! By pre-registering, you will also be able to get a free meal before your course and request live interpretation if needed.


PLUS, if you register AND attend two or more workshops during the month, you will be entered into a raffle to win a special prize for you and your family!

Have Questions?

Get in touch with the Office of Family and Community Engagement at the School District!
(215) 400 – 4180, Option 5

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