Welcoming Newcomer Families

MA Statewide Family Engagement Center Logo

organized by MASFEC, a program of FCSN

Your work to welcome newcomer students and families just got easier.

The Federation warmly welcomes educators and professionals to learn, share, and contribute to a new virtual community focused on welcoming, supporting, and partnering with immigrant newcomer students and families. You can join us on Zoom for virtual workshops and continue to learn, connect and share via our online learning platform. This program is free, thanks to a grant from the MA Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

Upcoming Events

All sessions are open to registration for school district leaders, educators, and staff. Available webinars are dated below; please register through the following form and check off all the webinars you are interested in attending. Zoom links and follow-up information will be available to those registered.

Questions? Reach out to Ann Teng at ateng@fcsn.org.

Introduction to the Welcoming Newcomer Families Resource Hub
An Online Community for Educators and Professionals 

Learn about the Federation’s new online community for education, healthcare, and human services professionals. Get support, share ideas, build skills, and connect with resources that will help you welcome, support, and partner with immigrant newcomer families. 

  • Wednesday, April 10 @ 10:30-11am
  • Tuesday, April 16 @, 10:30-11am and 5:30-6pm


  • Thursday, April 4 @ 2-4pm – Cultivating Connections: The Role of Cultural Brokers in Promoting Meaningful Family Engagement with Newcomer Families
  • Wednesday, April 17 @ 2-4pm  – Unlocking the School System: Strategies to Guide and Assist Families
  • Thursday, May 2 @ 2-4pm – Leveraging Parent Run Groups to Support Newcomers
  • Thursday, May 16 @ 2-4pm – Fostering a Welcoming Environment in Parent Led Groups

Community of Practice Meetings

Our Community of Practice is a space for educators and professionals to speak openly about the challenges you face in seeking to support newcomer students and families. Share what’s working in your school district and identify strategies that are working elsewhere to bring home to your community. For more information or to request an invitation, please contact Ann Teng at ateng@fcsn.org.

  • January 18, 2-3pm – Introductions
  • February 13, 2-3pm – SEL & Connection Building
  • March 21, 2-3pm – Parent Voices & Cultural Gaps 
  • April 11, 2-3pm – Translators & Interpreters
  • May 9, 2-3pm – open topic