Communications and Family Engagement

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Welcome to the Communications and Family Engagement Department also known as CAFE! Our Department covers Communications, Expanded Learning and Mentoring, Student Voices, Parent Engagement, Community Partnerships, and Youth Workforce. Our mission is to positively elevate NUSD students through successful communications, diverse engagement, strong community partnerships, and access to enriching programs/resources that directly support the district’s vision and goals. 

Coffee with CAFE

The purpose of Coffee with CAFE is to engage with families at their school sites and to share information on resources available to support family engagement. For the 2023-2024 school year, the CAFE staff will visit all of NUSD elementary and K-8 school sites during the morning drop-off hours. Click here to learn when the team will be at your school site.

Click here to view the schedule


The CAFE team produces and manages a variety of communications to reach diverse audiences including:

Expanded Learning and Mentoring

Expanded Learning Page

Parent University

Parent University is a community collaborative led by Natomas Unified to help parents become full partners in their children’s education. We partner with community agencies and organizations to offer free courses, family events and activities that will equip families with new or additional skills, knowledge, resources, and confidence.

For more information on events, workshops, and activities offered, visit Parent University webpage.

NUSD Newsroom HUB

NUSD Newsroom Hub, a dedicated place to access a variety of news content published by the Natomas Unified School District. On this page, you will be able to access current and past News Articles, Board Highlights, Weekly Wrap Up, Videos, and Podcasts all produced by the District’s Communications and Family Engagement team known as CAFE.

If you have story ideas or have a media request, please contact the CAFE team at [email protected].

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