Family and Community Engagement

Research shows that one of the best tools for student success depends on family and community involvement in their education. Find out more on our Family and Community Engagement website.

Vision 2020

Vision 2020 highlights that involvement by parents, community members and the business community is essential to the success of San Diego Unified and its students. As we continue to create quality schools in every neighborhood and establish them as neighborhood learning centers, participation from our families, community members and business partners is more important and necessary than ever. There are a many ways for interested individuals and organizations to get involved at both the school site and district levels.

Opportunities at the school site level include, but are not limited to the following. If you are interested in getting involved at a school site, please contact the school directly to learn about all available opportunities.

  • Parent Advisory Committees
  • Parent Teacher Association (PTA), Foundation, Parent Teacher Organization (PTO)
  • Partnerships
  • School Site Council (SSC)
  • Site Governance Team (SGT)
  • Volunteer

Opportunities at the district level include, but are not limited to the following. Details about these opportunities are listed below.

Cluster council

Cluster councils promote the schools in their communities by working with schools, the community and district staff to improve the quality of their neighborhood schools. The councils serve as a democratic representation of the school community including teachers, administrators, support staff, students, parents and community members. For details on how to get involved with your cluster, please visit your cluster’s webpage.


If you are interested in volunteering, please contact your school site directly. They can assist with processing your application.


If your organization is interested in partnering with San Diego Unified School District, please contact the Public Information Office at 619-725-7505. See some examples of how the San Diego community supports our schools through partnerships.

San Diego Unified Council of PTAs

Learn more about how to get involved with the PTA about visiting the San Diego Unified Council of PTAs website.