Annual Conference


2017 Equity and Engagement Conference

Getting all Kids to College and Career

 Effective student cradle-to-career educational efforts require equitable partnerships between home, schools and communities and a commitment to developing adult capacity to engage. This conference will teach you about the conditions and processes that need to be in place to support student achievement as partners in education.


Karen Mapp 

 Featured Presenter: Dr. Karen Mapp

Learn all about the latest research and the Dual Capacity-building Framework, a compass for effective engagement, from its co-creator Dr. Karen Mapp!  She is a Senior Lecturer on Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, Faculty Director of the Education Policy and Management Master’s Program, special consultant to the U.S. Department of Education, Board member of the National Association of Family, School and Community Engagement, and a nationally recognized expert on the power of equitable engagement and equal partnerships. She is the author and co-author of a vast number of articles and books including the landmark “A New Wave of Evidence,” “Beyond the Bake Sale,” and “A Match on Dry Grass.”

Who should attend?

Educators, parents, students, community professionals and others working with students and families.

When: Saturday, September 23rd 2017   8:00 am Breakfast and registration   8:45 am to 4:00 pm Conference

Where: Everett Community College, Jackson Conference Center   200 Tower St.  Everett WA 98201


Guest speakers, workshops by field experts and be the first to get our ParentNet App!

Enjoy a delicious lunch by La Palmera and a book fair by Scholastic and Mkt Books!

Cost: $165 per person.  Breakfast and lunch included. Free parking. Clock hours and STARS available.

School District purchase orders accepted, contact:

Space is limited! Register now!

Ask us about scholarships for parents:

Do you plan to travel to the conference?  A block of rooms has been reserved at a reduced price at the Red Lion Inn and Suites in Everett for conference participants.  Please enter this code: WAFCET when booking your room.