about wvfec

The West Virginia Family Engagement Center (WVFEC) program is based on current, evidence-based practices that engage families, educators, and community members in the educational process to enhance student academic achievement. This initiative offers families a variety of opportunities to participate in their child’s learning both inside and outside of school. 

The West Virginia Family Engagement Center program engages schools, families, and the community to transform family engagement across West Virginia based on current evidence-based practices in the field. Through a partnership of schools, students, families, and community partners, the West Virginia Family Engagement Center encourages families to be actively involved in their student’s education at school, becoming full partners in educational planning for their children, and active participants in decision making processes. The West Virginia Family Engagement Center program is grounded in the idea that an inclusive family-school environment creates a culture of learners that involve families and the school’s community in meaningful contributions to improve the educational results of its students.

We’re partnering with families to:


their children’s learning and development. 


positive self image and a “can do” spirit in their children.


for improved learning opportunities for children at their school.



lifelong learning and enthusiasm for education.


areas served

  • Cohort 1: Cabell, Lincoln, McDowell, Wayne, Wetzel counties 
  • Cohort 2: Hampshire, Kanawha, Marion, Marshall, Raleigh, Summers, Wood counties
  • Cohort 3: Barbour, Clay, Lewis, Logan, Mason, Mercer, Morgan, Nicholas, Pleasants, Ritchie, Roane, Webster
  • Cohort 4: Braxton, Brooke, Fayette, Hampshire, Kanawha, Marion, Mason, Mingo, Preston, Randolph, Upshur, Webster counties

cohort 3 stats:

parents and caregivers served currently
high-impact activities statewide
educators and school leaders served
family leader participants
strong families online learning series webinars
schools reported enhanced family engagement
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our partners include

For more info contact:



kayla benson

assistant director

The West Virginia Statewide Family Engagement Center was made possible by Grant #U310A180062 from the U.S. Department of Education.

The content of this website does not necessarily represent the official views of the U.S. Department of Education.

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