Research shows that parent involvement is the key to student success. Epstein’s (2001, 2009) Parental Involvement Framework suggests the following six ways for parents to be involved in their child’s education: parenting, communicating, volunteering, learning at home, decision making, and collaborating with community. An application of these principles for the purposes of increasing effective parental involvement in urban school settings is essential. Each path to parent involvement provides schools with clear ways to engage their families and ultimately increase the success of their students, and provides parents with clear ways to get involved in their child’s academic success. Implementing the PICS program within your school is a comprehensive plan for increasing parent engagement.