About Us

Promoting Family Engagement and Parent Leadership

Parent Services Project believes strong, involved families are the key to successful children and equitable communities. Working with parents, educators and community service providers we set family leadership in motion so families can make a better life for their kids. PSP engages and strengthens families to take leadership for the well-being of their children, families and communities. Family engagement and leadership creates social change and equity for all. From this foundation, all children, regardless of their background or circumstances, can develop to their fullest potential, supported by a caring community.

Parent Services Project is a nonprofit organization dedicated to integrating family support, family engagement and parent leadership into early childhood programs, schools and community settings. We do this through training, technical assistance and on-the-ground programs. Starting with the unique insight, expertise and passion that families have for their children, Parent Services Project creates opportunities for positive change at the individual and community level. Since our founding in the San Francisco Bay area in 1980, our programs have operated in over 20 California counties and 19 additional states and US territories, touching the lives of some 45,000 families. Our reach extends from the local to the national level as we share our successes with partners all over the country. We use our Marin County “laboratory” to develop much-needed solutions, which we then share with our like-minded peer agencies throughout California and the u.S.

Parent Services Project approaches social change from a family-centered perspective with a core focus on social justice outcomes — including engagement and equity — is at the heart of our vision and approach. This is our reason for being, and it is infused into everything we do.

Program Partners

PSP works with a variety of program partners, school, agencies, organizations and funders:

Action Alliance for Children
Bahia Vista Elementary School
Bay Area Male Involvement Network
Bayside Elementary School
Bring Me a Book Foundation
California Office of Child Abuse Prevention
California Strengthening Families Roundtable
Canal Alliance
Canal Welcome Center
Catholic Charities Kids Club
Center for the Study of Social Policy
City of San Rafael: Pickleweed Community Center
College of Marin
Community Action Marin
Davidson Middle School
E3: Edication, Excellence and Equity


El Dorado County Office of Education
Estrella Family Services
Fairfax San Anselmo Children’s Center
Federated Indians of Graton Racheria
First 5 Marin Children and Families Commission
Family Engagement Institute at Foothill College
Galarza Elementary School
Hamilton School
Hammer Montessori School
Head Start Region II
Lake Family Resource Center
Legal Aid of Marin
Loma Verde Elementary School
Los Angeles County Office of Education/Head Start Division
Luu Sutton Elementary School
Lynwood Elementary School
Marin Adopt A Family
Marin Child Care Council/Parent Voices