Project Appleseed Membership 

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Access these resources and dozens more! A membership will give you full access to these articles for reproduction and professional development: 

Our "Johnny Appleseed" Comes to You!

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In-person training for you!

Our training is an economical opportunity to bring a national parent leader to your school community.


Our flexible professional development is ongoing and evidence-based:


  • Guidance on how to engage parents. Each session is meant to offer solutions for educators and parents tailored to each school or district’s needs.


  • An introduction to Title I parental involvement and the importance of strong parent involvement program. Planning and evaluating your Title I Program – what makes an effective plan.

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Project Appleseed's Parental Involvement Toolbox is the original program designed for educators and parent leaders who strive to supersize and mobilize family engagement to improve student outcomes. Schools organize parent responsibility with an effective model that is research-based, meets district and state mandates, Title I and best practices. Each Toolbox is customizeable and branded with each school's logo's.


One Impact Story: Read about Abington Junior High School, in Abington, PA. Since the 2008-2009 school year, Project Appleseed's Parental Involvement Toolbox has been utilized to encourage parents to get involved. Abington started out with 77 parent volunteers in its database; the number grew to 187 the next year. In year three more than 250 volunteers. Today they are stronger than ever!


What is in the Toolbox?

Learning Compact & Report Card Family Engagement Tools


Parental Involvement Toolbox Annual Reproduction Rights are available for 12 months per school. Master copies are delivered by email in Adobe pdf.


Act Locally with Our National Events


Planning & Professional Development

  • Six Slices of Parental Involvement Powerpoint

  • GUIDE: Title I Parental Involvement from SEDL - 33 Tools

    • Policy, Planning, and Building Capacity

    • Communication, Notification, Reporting, and Information

    • Sharing

    • Parent Rights and Options

    • Meaningful Involvement and Decision Making

    • Fund Allocation

  • GUIDE: Parent Engagement Guide: Strategies for Involving Parents in School Health​ from the Centers for Disease Control

    • Examples of ways school staff can connect with parents Engage in the Six Types of Parental Involvement

    • Solutions for six common challenges to sustaining parent engagement


Extra! New Premuim Parental Involvement Toolbox is here!


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Connect families to schools and the world today! Close achievement gaps and the digital divide! Funds are needed to support the family engagement services Project Appleseed provides - including the computer devices, coordination, training, website, evaluation and technical assistance to community organizations and schools. Choose a contribution below or build a targeted technology gift for a school! 

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Project Appleseed

The National Campaign for Public School Improvement
520 Melville Avenue | St. Louis, MO, 63130-4505
Phone: (314) 292-9760 | Fax: (314) 725-2319

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Project Appleseed, family engagement, parental involvement public schools

"A 10% increase in parental participation (a form of social capital) would increase academic achievement far more than a 10% increase in school spending."

Project Appleseed, family engagement, parental involvement public schools

This is not an argument against school budget increases, but an argument for paying attention to social capital (Putnam, Sanders 2001). Research repeatedly correlates family engagement with student achievement, yet this strategy is rarely activated as an integral part of school reform efforts (Weiss et al, 2010).  Our program can increase family engagement in your school community!

Project Appleseed's Parental Involvement Toolbox is ourl program designed for educators and parent leaders to supersize and mobilize family engagement.

You get unlimited membershio reproduction rights to our web site content for distribution in newsletters, memos, booklets, pamphlets and more for one year!*

Learn family engagement with our In-person or Online training!. Utilize one of America's most accessible parent and family engagement leaders in your schools!

Download our slideshow: Strong Families, Strong Schools! Family engagement should be an essential strategy in building partnership with parents.