Family Resource Center
Manchester Public Schools offer Family Resource Centers (FRC) at all elementary schools and at Bennet Academy.
Every site has the same approach, with components that include family engagement; outreach; positive youth development; resources and referrals; and -- at the elementary level -- playgroups.
As examples of the interaction, FRC coordinators run ‘leadership lunch’ groups for third- and fourth-graders and also invite the parents and guardians of K-2 students to visit at lunchtime to eat with their children while reading together and building literacy skills.
Funding for the program comes mostly from the district’s Alliance Grant, from the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving and from Title I.
If you want more information please contact the FRC coordinator at your school or Latasha Easterling-Turnquest, the district's Director of Family Partnerships.