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Family and Community Engagement (F.A.C.E.)

Terrance Jordan, Coordinator
1900 W. Monroe
Springfield, Illinois 62704
Title I Parent Educators Support Schools

Title I schools have Parent Educator positions. This person supports Title I & FACE  Principles that: Deepen FACE Teams - Enhance Communication - Build a Welcoming Environment - Empower Parents in Decision Making in the school.

This is a little photo reveiw of the learnings, trainings, and comradarie of Parent Educators, Homeless Liaisons, Parent Mentor and Teams in 2018-19.

District 186 Volunteer Forms

Thank you for your interest in volunteering in District 186. Please complete these forms and return to your school building or agency representative.
*Schools must make a copy of the volunteers Driver's License to accompany application.

Background FormVolunteer Information FormCriminal History Form
Criminal History Form
Ways to Engage Volunteers
Welcome to the Real World

Simulation for students to experience paying their bills for a month. In partnership with U of I Extension Services students meet with volunteers to pay their bills at 9 stations.  The experience takes about an hour for 40-50 students.  Volunteers are from our community and currently we have Bank members participating. This will happen 4 times during the year. Southeast High is our current site.

Making the Grade Conference

Making the Grade Conferencing is a way for the members of the community to reach out to our young people and encourage them to pursue academic excellence. During this half-day event, community volunteers visit the school to meet with students for one-on-one sessions to review their most recent progress report. During a 5-10 minute session with each student, volunteers review the student’s progress & discuss issues such as homework, work ethic, and planning for the future. Students then have the opportunity to connect with school representatives, community resources, and college, tech school, and military recruiters.

MTGrade Training ppt 2014
Reading Mentor Program

Reading scores improve for students with Reading Mentors. For the past three years volunteer community mentors have visited students weekly at lunch. The mentors provide reading support and build relationships that matter. For more information on how to start a reading mentor program contact Reading Coach Lindsey Rhodes at Harvard Park, 525-3214. Video by Dave Heinzel.

Engaging FACE Members/Volunteers

Do you want more members for your FACE team or volunteers at school? You will need to Recruit, Screen, Train, Engage and Appreciate to gain and keep volunteers. The attachment gives step by step instructions on growing a lasting volunteer program and/or FACE team!

Engaging Volunteers Presentation for Dist 186
Engaging Volunteers Notes Sheet