Collaborative Effort Brings Family Engagement Conference to WNY

Buffalo, NY, September 6, 2017 - EPIC – Every Person Influences Children and the Parent Network of WNY are pleased to announce they will be hosting a WNY Family Engagement Conference on November 30, 2017 at Salvatore’s Italian Gardens. This conference will support all who strive for excellence in family-school-community partnerships. Participants will be immersed in many examples of evidence-based practice and high-impact engagement work taking place across the country as well as locally in Western New York. The conference offers a unique opportunity to build strong alliances, organize collaboratively and realize mutual goals. Participants (educators, community agencies, administrators, case and social workers), will have a chance to:


  • Network and share ideas
  • Meet and receive information from conference vendors
  • Listen to the latest practices in family engagement during the dynamic presentations from national and state speakers, including Ken Braswell, Executive Director of Fathers Incorporated (FI) and Angelica Infante-Green, Deputy Commissioner for NYSED


“It is our goal that participants will walk away with the knowledge and skills to better prepare them to work with families” states Michelle Urbanczyk, President of EPIC.


The cost of the conference is $100 (includes morning and afternoon snacks and lunch) if registered by November 9, after the price is $150.


To register or for more information go to or call 716-332-4170.