Communications and Family Engagement

Welcome to the Communications and Family Engagement Department! Our Department covers Communications, Expanded Learning, Parent Engagement, Community Partnerships, Healthy Youth Act, and Youth Workforce. Our mission is to positively elevate NUSD students through successful communications, diverse engagement, strong community partnerships, and access to enriching programs/resources that directly support the district’s vision and goals. 


The Communications and Family Engagement Department utilizes a variety of communication tools to inform and connect with families, students, staff and community members.

We continue to provide timely communications while adding enhancements to strengthen and streamline communications.

If you have a story idea or exciting news to share, please email us at [email protected].

Expanded Learning

The Communications and Family Engagement Department oversees a variety of diverse programs that extend beyond the school day – before and afterschool and weekend programs.

  • American River College TRIO Educational Talent Seach (ETS)
  • Center for Fathers and Families (MASTERS)
  • Early Academic Outreach Program (EAOP)
  • Improve Your Tomorrow (IYT)
  • National Coalition of 100 Black Women (NCBW)
  • The 100 Black Men of America
  • The Sacramento Chinese Community Center (The Center)
  • The 4th R (Operated by City of Sacramento)
  • United College Action Network (U-CAN)
  • Upward Bound
  • Girls Leadership (Coming Fall 2021)

To learn more about Expanded Learning programs across the Natomas Unified School District, click here.

Parent Engagement

The Communications and Family Engagement Department engages and empowers parents through partnerships with school communities and Natomas Unified to help students achieve success.

Parent University is a community collaborative led by Natomas Unified to help parents become full partners in their children’s education. We partner with community agencies and organizations to offer free courses, family events and activities that will equip families with new or additional skills, knowledge, resources, and confidence. Parent University offerings focus on three strands:

Strand 1- College and Career readiness, these offerings provide parents with information about how to support children’s academic opportunities, understand post-secondary options and make informed decisions.
Strand 2- Health and Wellness,  these offerings support information and activities to help families build healthy lifestyles physically as well as emotionally.
Strand 3- Parenting Awareness, these offerings provide information that can empower parents to raise confident, educated children ready for the 21st century. Strengthening parents means strengthening children.

Stay tuned for more information on events, workshops, and activities offered through Parent University.

Community Partnerships

The Natomas Unified School District has extensive partnerships with local agencies that work to support students and their families within our community. If you are interested in joining our network of community partners, please call (916) 567-5400 or email [email protected].

Youth Workforce

Providing youth with real-world experiences through jobs and internships is a focus in Natomas Unified. Working with our Career Technical Education (CTE) Team, the Communications and Family Engagement Department will work to provide meaningful career opportunities for students during the summer months.

Communications and Family Engagement Areas (6) of Focus