Family Enrichment

Pilot a comprehensive family resource center at/near Fourth Street Elementary School to provide one-stop-access to supportive services and to facilitate family engagement by August 2008. Consider additional family resource centers as well.

The focus of this initiative is to provide a single place where families can access education, healthcare, social services, and job training resources. This initiative will reduce poverty by making services more available to families, enhancing ongoing efforts aimed at making children more successful in school, and providing parents with better access to job opportunities.

Progress Report

The OneAthens Family Enrichment Team is focusing on three major goals. These goals include the implementation of a comprehensive resource center at the H.T. Edwards Building, developing a process for shared strategic planning among the conveners and other organizations, and the implementation of a Safe Families Program. The focus of these goals is to build stronger collaborations and strategic funding for community initiatives.