Building a Strong Community
FOCS Autumn Annual 2016 gathered 80 parents, community members and stakeholders to fundraise $40,000 to help grow FOCS impact. We are so grateful for your support. Thank you!
Accomplishments to Date
New Parent and Child Groups
The 8-10-week, weekly parent support and education/children’s play-groups provide the common thread that binds our community. We hire professional educators to address common new parent concerns. We connect parents and, by using a race and social justice analysis/ lens, we engage in discussions to foster the healthy development of our children’s ethnic and cultural identities. Approximately 30-40% of parents participating in these groups receive scholarships because they self-identify as low-income. Other indicators suggest that even more parents would qualify for scholarships because of their income status, but choose not to request them as it is known we are an emerging new non-profit..