The Family Resource Center was featured at the Diamond Youth Symphony Orchestra as their spotlight charity. FRC staff attended the event on behalf of the FRC. They spoke to the audience to explain the work that is done at the FRC and ways in which community members can help with the efforts to eliminate barriers for low income, homeless, and foster children and youth in the Rowland U.S.D. One of the most gratifying parts of this collaboration is that the conductor of the youth symphony, Juan Gallegos, is a Nogales High School graduate! He also attended Hurley Elementary School and Giano Intermediate School. Juan has performed on the clarinet in numerous orchestras including the L.A. Philharmonic, Pacific Symphony, and others. He has done studio work for major motion pictures including Lala Land. Juan is very proud of his Rowland U.S.D. roots and looks forward to speaking to Nogales High School SERVE students about his many successes and the hard work they required.
The Family Resource Center (FRC) participates in the Rowland Unified School District’s Annual Showcase each year. This event gives each school and department the opportunity to display how they work both independently and as a whole entity to provide an array of opportunities for students. By displaying the many resources and outreach opportunities we provide, the FRC staff had the chance to meet and greet the many families and individuals that make up the RUSD community. Although the FRC has been part of RUSD for over 20 years, there are many families who are still unfamiliar with the Family Resource Center and the services we provide. During the Showcase, the FRC staff was able to introduce themselves to many members of the community and share a wide range of information with them. Such information included how we assist with counseling support (ENKI, Asian Pacific Clinics and Children’s Bureau), uniform assistance, Medi-Cal support, behavioral intervention programs (STEPS), Morning Break Clubs (schools and times), and Homework Club (schools). In addition to our resource tables, the FRC hosted the Kid Zone where we gave children, youth, and families a chance to play a few games, take part in a small craft, and attempt to win books and a variety of prizes. It was a tremendous opportunity to meet and greet, both new and old families, of our RUSD community!