Family and Community Engagement in District 65Engagement starts with a welcome smile, staff that listen and care, and a deep commitment to partner with families and the community in educating children. District 65 is committed to creating a variety of ways to engage and welcome families into our schools. During the 2014-2015 school year, the District embarked on a strategic planning process grounded in research conducted at the University of Chicago Consortium on Chicago School Research. This research identified five essential supports for school improvement, including family and community engagement (F.A.C.E.).