SCUSD, Parent/Teacher Home Visit Project honored by Harvard

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Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government has named SCUSD and the  Parent/Teacher Home Visit Project as semifinalists for its Innovations in American Government Award.

The Innovations in American Government Award is the nation’s preeminent program devoted to recognizing and promoting excellence and creativity in the public sector.

The program highlights exemplary models of government innovation and advances efforts to address the nation’s most pressing public concerns. Since its inception in 1985, the program has received more than 27,000 applications and recognized nearly 500 government initiatives.

“This honor recognizes the work of P/THVP as being innovative and effective for engaging families and educators,” said P/THVP’s Lysette Lemay. “Together, we can achieve great things.”

The Parent/Teacher Home Visit Project is a model of family engagement that has been proven to end the cycle of blame between families and school staff by building trust and respect, instilling cultural competency and increasing personal and professional capacity for all involved.