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Family And Community Engagement (FACE)

Family and Community Engagement Center. Engaged Families, Successful Students.

Get involved in your student’s educational experience with the FACE Center!

Alexandria City Public Schools (ACPS) is committed to creating meaningful partnerships with families to support our students’ academic and social-emotional development.

Working under the umbrella of supports that are part of the Office of Community Partnerships and Engagement, the Family and Community Engagement Center (FACE) is dedicated to creating stronger and more meaningful engagement between schools, families, and communities to support student academic success and healthy social-emotional development.

As a central resource for family engagement, FACE staff strive to strengthen family and school partnerships and increase two-way communication, cultural understanding and academic achievement. By assisting families in navigating the school system, we are here to offer support and opportunities for families to actively take part in their children’s academic lives.


Apply to join the newly launched division-wide Family Engagement Action Team (F.E.A.T.)!

F.E.A.T. aims to serve as an advisory, advocacy and action body to help advance ACPS’s mission and support all members of the community in thriving. Let's build bridges, break barriers, and empower parents and staff for effective partnership. Together, we can ensure academic success and healthy development for our children.


Our Goals

Create meaningful opportunities to support children's academic success and development

Connect families to tools, information and services supporting educational and overall quality of life

Eliminate barriers to family engagement

Let's Make a Difference Together

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“Family Engagement is a full, equal and equitable partnership among families, educators, and community partners to promote children's learning and development from birth through college and career.”

Karen Mapp


Krishna J. Leyva, MSW
Assistant Director, Family and Community Engagement Center

Jimena Campos
Administrative Assistant

Avanda Williams-White
Family Engagement Coordinator 

Kathryn (Kathy) Mimberg
Volunteer Specialist

Adriana Olguin Alcala
Division-Wide Family Liaison (Spanish) 

Karina Ramos
Division-Wide Family Liaison (Spanish) 

Tesfaye Amberber
Division-Wide Family Liaison (Amharic)

Halima Hazara Deeba
Division-Wide Family Liaison (Dari)

ACPS FACE Center (located at Ferdinand T. Day Elementary School)
1701 N. Beauregard St. | Door 12, 6th Floor
Alexandria, VA 22311

703-619-8055 |