Title I & III Family Engagement Program

The Family Engagement department exists to support staff, families and community partners in engaging in highly effective practices that bring stakeholders together for student success. We believe in the incredible collective power that SCHOOLS, FAMILIES AND COMMUNITY PARTNERS have in ensuring the lifelong success of EACH AND EVERY CHILD.

Our Mission

Northside Family Engagement will provide support to staff, families, and community partners to create meaningful relationships that facilitate student success.

Our Vision

Northside Family Engagement will connect schools, families, and the community through partnerships that are accountable, support student success, and empower families.

               ENGAGE   l   SUPPORT   l    EMPOWER            

Northside Family Engagement Center

This center is the home to the Family Engagement Program, the Northside Threads clothes closet, and many other empowerment programs. Come be part or our community and visit the Northside Family Engagement Center for information on all the programs we provide.

Northside Threads Clothing Closet

Northside Threads exists to support Northside families and provide clothing to students enrolled in Northside schools in an effort to help children be present more days in school where they can benefit from a Northside education. Northside Threads also creates opportunity for students, staff, families, and community members to give back by volunteering and donating. For more information visit https://nisd.net/state-federal/northside-threads-clothing-closet

Family Engagement Advisory Comittee

Each year the Family Engagement staff and parents come together to look at the program as well as plan and provide a conference that brings families and staff together to learn, grow, and have fun together. If you want to have your voice heard we encourage you to join our monthly meeting. We offer to times for your convenience. Visit family-engagement - advisory-  to get more informaiton regarding the time, dates, and location. 

Grandparenting, Foster, and Kinship Support

The Northside Family Engagement has partnered with Grandparents Raising Grandchildren to provide a safe place of support and resources for families that are foster, kinship, or grandparenting. Come be part of a group that meets monthly to share experiences, get new information, exchange resources, and build community. Visit our Grandparenting, Foster, and Kinship support  to get more information, times, and locations.


Calling and 3 and 4 year olds! This FREE six-week series is for families with children ages 3 and 4 years old. Adult participants will get hands-on experience on how to create and teach literacy at home. Two FREE books are given to each student at every session and families will receive a $25 HEB gift card for completing all six weeks in the series.  Visit the HEB Read 3 webpage  to see a list of where classes are provided this semester.

Title 1 Family Fitness

The Family Engagement Center is offering free family fitness for families looking to get healthy together. There is a wide variety of offerings such as Boot Camp, Zumba, and Cardio-Flow. To view all that we have to offer visit our title-1-family-fitness page.

Journey Through Art

Are you looking  for new and exciting ways to connect with your 3rd, 4th, or 5th grader? Join us for this five-week course as you and your child paint together while our art teacher takes you on a journey through four different art styles. You don't have to be an artist to participate and every participant will go home with amazing art, FREE family passes to the San Antonio Museum of Art, and an amazing book to add to your library. To learn more about this family art class visit our Journey Through Art webpage.

Family Engagement Staff

Northside ISD Family Engagement Center
5223 Blessing St.
San Antonio, TX 78228
(210)397-8930 / (210)431-6901 (fax)

 Coordinator:  Yolanda Chapman
Phone: (210)397-8117

 Specialist:  Enedelia Gomez
Phone: (210)397-3516

Specialist:  Maria Hernandez
Phone: (210)397-3542

Secretary: Michelle Vela
Phone: (210)397-8930