Our History

The National Center for School Engagement was established in 2004 based on over a decade of educational research conducted by Colorado Foundation for Families and Children. Since then, NCSE has generated a host of resources about what we call the three A’s of school success: attendance, attachment, and achievement.

Our parent organization has changed over the years. In 2005, the Colorado Foundation for Families & Children was renamed the Partnership for Families & Children to reflect more accurately our mission and scope of work. In 2014, The Partnership closed and NCSE joined the Summit Education Group.  In March 2017, for the first time, NCSE became its own independent entity.  We could not be more proud!

Throughout, our vision and services have remained constant. We provide training and technical assistance, research and evaluation to school districts, law enforcement agencies, courts, community collaborations, as well as state and federal agencies.