Secondary Options Family Engagement (SOFE) Project

The SOFE Project was created through a grant from the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE). Housed within the Federation for Children with Special Needs (FCSN) and Massachusetts Statewide Family Engagement Center (MASFEC), our goal is to build awareness of career and technical education among families with preferred language other than English, guided by the insights of families themselves.  

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Introducing our brand new CTE Outreach Toolkit

Our Career and Technical Education outreach toolkit responds to questions language-diverse families shared in focus groups, interviews, and surveys organized by the SOFE Project.

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Focus Groups & Surveys

Families are the experts on their own communities. Learn how we tapped into the expertise of language-diverse families to help improve awareness of Career and Technical Education.

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Family-Friendly Career & Technical Education Resources

Families, Schools, and Organizations may find it helpful to read some of the resources we have collected about CTE and language access.

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Get In Touch & Stay Up to Date

We’d love to add you to our list of partners and supporters. As new resources and information are developed by this project, we will share this information by email and social media.