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Family Resource Center

The Hamilton County Schools Family Resource Center serves as a hub for whole child supports. The Family Resource Center seeks to engage schools and community stakeholders to identify barriers hindering the social, personal, physical, and academic wellbeing of students and provide high-quality services that empower families.

If you have a question or need assistance, don’t hesitate to reach out to us! If you are a service agency or partner and you would like to be included in our resource list, please let us know.

Contact Information:

Email Us: [email protected]

Angela Clark, Family Engagement Specialist
Phone: 423-498-6731

Rachel Emond, Community Engagement Specialist
Phone: 423-521-2890

Tennessee Family Resource Centers

Mission Statement
Tennessee Family Resource Centers unlock potential.

Vision Statement
Tennessee Family Resource Centers unlock potential by serving as a resource and support hub. FRCs proactively engage with their communities to empower students and families, bridging gaps to ensure they evolve together through connected systems of support unique to each community.

Strategic Approach
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New Resources!

College and Career Readiness

The TN Promise is a scholarship for two free college years toward an Associate's Degree or Technical Certification. The TN Promise FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) deadline is extended to March 1, 2022. For families who have not submitted financial aid applications and are interested in TN Promise, there is still time. 

Families of 12th-grade students must complete the FAFSA to receive state and federal financial aid for college and must apply for TN Promise. Click here to get information on how to fill out the FAFSA. Other TN Promise resources to assist parents are available here

Additionally, in partnership with Parent University, the HCS College and Career Department has released videos to help families prepare for college. These are the first in a series with more to come. These videos help students and parents navigate through the financial aid and college application process.

Let's Talk Money   

How Much Time is Needed to Prepare for College?

 

Free Decodables for Tennessee K-2 Students

The Tennessee Department of Education is giving out a free decodable book series as part of the state's Reading 360 Initiative. All Tennessee families of K-2 children are eligible to receive the books. These decodables will encourage at home reading practice to help young learners become stronger readers.

Families can click here to order one packet, which includes seven decodable books, for each of their kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd grade students. 

Take a look at this instructional video by Commissioner Penny  Schwinn on how to use these decodables with your child.

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Hamilton County Schools Resources

Hamilton County Schools provides a number of resources to families.  The goal of these resources is to support students and their families through offering student supports, family training, family support, engaging parent and community partnerships.

HCS EdConnect no-cost wifi program

Would your students benefit from having EPB WIFI in your home at no-cost to  you or your family? HCS is proud to be partnering with EPB to provide high-speed internet at no-cost to over 28,000 income-eligible students in the district. Even if you already have WIFI in your home or on your personal cell phone, you could still be eligible for HCS EdConnect. If you have questions about the program, CLICK HERE for more information. For questions specifically about your student's eligibility, please contact your child's school. 

Community Resources

 

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United Way's 2-1-1 is a free and confidential service helping people across the Tennessee Valley find the local resources they need when they need them. One call to 2-1-1 connects you to someone who can help you navigate the maze of human services to get you to the help you need. 2-1-1 offers information about food, housing, employment, transportation, health services, eldercare, and other crisis hotlines. Our trained information and referral specialists can help you find resources for all of these needs and more.

Speak with a Community Resource Specialist by dialing 2-1-1 or 423.265.8000, or by texting your zip code to 898-211.