Neighborhood Leaders live in the areas they serve, understand the needs of the local community, build lasting relationships with families and are trained to help parents lay foundations that will serve the child well as he/she begins school.
The work of Neighborhood Leaders may involve helping parents navigate home computers; or provide education on nutrition, healthcare and childcare. They may also use their personal knowledge of the student and their vast network to connect families with outside resources based on individual needs.
Regina Oglesby/Neighborhood Leader
"When it comes to being a Neighborhood Leader, I’m just a parent. It is just lending an ear and getting the information to agencies that can help. I always make myself available and visible."
Melanie Burton/Neighborhood Leader
"I give out my cell. They call and say, ‘Can you help me download this app? Can you help me get clothes for my kids? How can I get assistance for day-to-day life? How can I find a job- is anyone hiring?’ We get all kinds of questions."
The only way to make this happen is to get involved
Please consider getting involved in Family Connection. You can volunteer, mentor, or provide financial assistance.