The academic success of students no longer rests solely in the hands of their teachers. Parents, communities, and school districts all play an essential role in educating America’s youth; thus it is imperative that each of these governing bodies work collaboratively to ensure students’ academic success. This course is designed to offer key strategies for successfully integrating families and community partners into our schools and districts. From meaningful examples to practical applications, this course prepares the administrator and the educator to seek out, connect with, and facilitate meaningful partnerships with parents, community organizations, local, state, and federal institutions, and businesses, to name a few. By the end of the course, the learner will be able to plan effective family and community partnerships aimed at school improvement and enhancing students’ academic achievement, from identifying key stakeholders and developing a shared vision to implementing programs and evaluating partnership success.