Family Engagement Center

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Welcome to the Family Engagement Center! We are a support service for families, students, teachers and staff and will assist in ensuring that our school community strives to foster an environment for all students to succeed academically throughout their high school years at GNBVT. Families are important to us and as active participants in the life of the school, you will be welcomed, valued and connected so collectively, we can work together to support your child’s education. Welcoming and connecting families to GNBVT is the beginning of our committed partnership which is the gateway to family engagement.

The goal of the Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational Technical High School (GNBVT) Family Engagement Center is to bridge the gap between parents, our school and the surrounding community and improve relationships between home and school, which empowers families to become proactive in their children’s education throughout their academic pathway on a continuous basis. These relationships develop into meaningful partnerships rooted in the strengths and assets of all to promote student success.


Yolanda Dennis

Yolanda Dennis


Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Family Engagement


Extension:  563

Room: J138

 I look forward to engaging with you and feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.
“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”    — Nelson Mandela
Selfie of Family Engagement Specialist Veronica Arruda
Veronica Arruda
Family Engagement Specialist


Extension: 494

Room: J139
“At the end of the day, the most overwhelming key to a child’s success is the positive involvement of parents.” Jane D. Hull
Selfie of Family Engagement Specialist Jendel Oliveira
Jendel Oliveira
Family Engagement Specialist
Extension: 495
Room: J139
Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family. —Kofi Annan


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The Parent Cafe is a brief 2-3 hour informal session where families will be invited to stop by for coffee and to discuss important topics/issues impacting students/families.

We will have a designated topic each week and will leave some time at the end for meaningful discussion and recommendations for future topics of interest.