Jenni Brasington


Jenni Brasington is a Senior Director of Consultative Services for Scholastic Education and a founding partner of the Center for Active Family Engagement (Café). She has more than 25 years of experience working with PK-12 schools as an administrator, early childhood coordinator and school counselor to improve student achievement and build effective family-school partnerships that support student learning. She most recently served as the Director of Family and Community Engagement for Acelero Learning, a large Head Start grantee with delegate agencies in four states. Ms. Brasington holds a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education and a Master of Education degree in School Counseling. She has focused her work over the last 17 years on building the capacity of educators to engage with families in ways that impact student outcomes. She is the author of the Family Friendly Walk-Through and the co-author of the Family Engagement Assessment, a tool that measures a school’s capacity for developing effective partnerships with families. During this last year, Ms. Brasington and her partners at Café assisted schools across the US and Australia build capacity for sustainable family engagement.

The Vision

All children, regardless of their circumstance at birth, deserve a full and prosperous life.

The Mission

  • Support high-impact Head Start programs for children and adults by creating opportunities for collaboration, networking and information sharing.
  • Unite with state and national Head Start organizations to ensure regulatory and budget outcomes that support our work.
  • Champion the message that every child and family who succeeds makes their community a better place.
  • Provide resources to assist our members in compliance and professional development.

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Sacramento, CA 95816



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