Community, Family, Student Outreach and Resource Coordinator Report
To: Michael Green
From: Leslie Mohlman
Date: May 17, 2017
Re: Program Developments and outcomes
Met one-on-one and developed trusting relationships with 45 families in the month of April and provided 101 resource referrals to outside agencies. 25 of those families and students were identified as McKinney-Vento.
Basic Needs Given Directly to Families and Students:
Toiletries / hygiene
Early intervention (diapers, wipes, formula)
Telephone / Communication
School Supplies/Backpacks - per individual
Other – blankets, pillows, furniture
Site Based Programs / Direct Support:
Share Backpack Program
(total number of students distributed every Friday)
Food Pantry TEAM High (# of visits to pantry)
Food Pantry High School (# of visits to pantry)
WIS Food Pantry Visits (logged more visits to snacks)
Primary Food Box Distribution Thurs. 1:00 – 2:00
CBRE foundation provides Birthday Cakes for homeless students. We have partnered with them to provide individualized cakes for all McKinney-Vento students. These small 6” individualized cakes have been well-received by students.
Our Kids, Our Business Taskforce Meeting
We will be hosting our second meeting for Our Kids, Our Business on May 18th, 2017. The theme and conversations about this event include housing and a report on the outcomes of the Family Community Resource Center. We have invited Love Overwhelming from Longview to be our guest speaker. They will shed light on the housing crisis and provide attendees tools to help families stay in their homes. Caleb Luther will train participants in housing diversion methods.
Lunch Buddies Program
In partnership with Youth and Family link and United Way, we developed a pilot six-week lunch buddy program at WIS pairing our highest risk students with caring adults from the community. We were able to recruit 10 community members for our Lunch Buddy Program and it has been very successful the past two weeks.
Checked in with all McKinney-Vento seniors at the high school and ensured their needs were met for graduation. Some students received yearbooks, invitations, and other needed items. Coordinated senior pictures with a local community member who donated their time and talent on May 5th, 2017.
Multicultural Resource Fair
Coordinated transportation through a district bus for a regional resource fair at Clark College to support our ELL families on Sat. April 29th. Approximately 15 students and their family members attended the event and gained access to important health and resource information.
Gift Card Donations $190
Clothing Donations $400
Food Donations $800
Other Donations $200(blankets, school supplies, hygiene items, water bottles)
Move to New Location
The Family Community Resource Center is now up and running. The move took place on May 15 and the new location is on the Primary School campus, Portable #6. The space has a lot more storage for all the items needed to successfully provide support to our families. Open hours have been established for the convenience of families, they can drop-in Monday, Tuesday, and Friday from 1:30 pm – 5:00 pm.
Student Success Conference
Attended Student Support Conference for three days in Yakima, WA. The highlights of the training including connecting with other FCRC’s, learning the McKinney-Vento law and understanding the best practices in implementation.