BPS Office of Family & Student Engagement (Boston, MA)


  • Name:Maria Ortiz
  • Title:Student Voice and Engagement Specialist

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:BPS Office of Family & Student Engagement
  • Address:55 Malcolm X Blvd
    Boston, MA 02120
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:617-635-9000
  • Main fax:617-635-6571

Organization Web

User Phone

  • Direct phone:617-635-8079
  • Mobile phone:617-594-5721

User Email


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  • Mission:
  • The Office of Family and Student Engagement will define, organize and facilitate the work of engaging families and students in support of high standards and quality education for all BPS students. We will build relationships that will bridge the gaps between the culture of school and home to establish strong, productive partnerships between home, school and community in support of student learning.” – OFSE Mission Statement

  • History:
  • Since its inception in 2001, the Boston Public Schools’ Office of Family and Student Engagement has led the district efforts to engage BPS families in the education of their children. The departments original name and focus was on Family and Community Engagement. This past year the departments work expanded to include student engagement. The Student Engagement work was originally housed out of the High School Department and made great strides in their work within that structure.

    The evolving nature of the work of engaging families and students has proven to be a challenge for many within the district. While family engagement has been totally embraced in theory, the authentic engagement of families at the district level and at schools remains inconsistent.

    Student engagement on the other hand continues to grow. While some schools have taken ownership of the work others are still dragging their feet. The Boston Student Advisory council has paved the way for the work through example. A crucial component of this work, they continue to impact district-wide policies and make sure they are at the table both at school based and district-wide decisions.

    To build the capacity of schools to authentically engage families, students and the community in ways that build trust and positively impact student learning and school improvement.
    To build the capacity of families to be actively engaged as partners, empowered to advocate and support student learning and school improvement.
    To build the capacity of students to become fully engaged in their own learning and empowered to participate in school improvement.
    To build the capacity of the district to promote family engagement as a key strategy for strengthening student learning and school improvement by supporting the development of an infrastructure to monitor and assess progress and practice.

  • Year established:2001
  • Endowment:Unknown


  • Executive / Trustee board size:8
  • Advisory board size:
  • Staff size:

Board and Executive Names

  • Board Members / Trustees:
  • n/a See BPS Website for School Committee Members

  • Executive Director / President:
  • Michelle P. Brooks, Assistant Superintendent of Family and Student Engagement

Staff Names

  • Key Staff:
  • Byron Beaman, Student Engagement Specialist (Middle School)
    Caroline Lau, Student Engagement Fellow


  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • IRS Subsection:509(a)(1)
  • Tax ID:22-2514422

IRS Business Master File Information

  • EIN:222514422
  • Sort (Secondary) Name:
  • Care Of Name:
  • Organization Address:2ND FLOOR
  • Organization City:ROXBURY
  • Organization State:MA
  • Organization Zip:02119-0000
  • Group Exemption Number:0000
  • Subsection Code:03
  • Classification Code(s):1
  • Subsection/Classification Desc.:Charitable Organization
  • Affiliation Code:3
  • Ruling Date:November, 1985
  • Deductibility Code:1
  • Foundation Code:15
  • Foundation Code Desc.:Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public 170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
  • Activity Code(s):059
  • Activity Code Desc.(s):Other school related activities
  • Organization Code:1 (Corporation)
  • Exempt Org. Status Code:01 (Unconditional Exemption)
  • Tax Period:June, 2016
  • Filing Requirement Category:01 (990 (all other) or 990EZ return)
  • Accounting Period:June
  • NTEE Code:
  • Asset Amount:$12,907,195
  • Asset Code:8 ($10,000,000 - $49,999,999)
  • Income Amount:$12,097,059
  • Income Code:8 ($10,000,000 - $49,999,999)
  • 990 Revenue Amount:$12,097,059
  • Last Updated:2/25/2018 7:32:53 pm

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