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Family Resource Centers (FRC) 

FRCs are committed to removing barriers and providing access to Metro Nashville Public School families in need. Families who benefit from the centers often face challenges, such as poverty, unemployment, low academic achievement, homelessness, and more.

PENCIL is responsible for managing four school-based FRCs at the following locations:

  • Tusculum Elementary School
  • Antioch High School
  • Glencliff High School
  • Maplewood High School

With the help of PENCIL Partners, the PENCIL Family Resource Centers stock emergency food, clothing, and supplies and provide access to services, such as counseling, employment resources, GED, English-language classes, parent classes, eye exams, and student leadership groups.

PENCIL Partners

The Family Resource Centers have a variety of partnership opportunities for businesses and organizations:

1. Provide Services

Offer services that could help remove barriers for FRC families.

2. Host

Host a clothing, supply, or food drive internally for your employees and constituents to drop off items that are then donated directly to our school-based Family Resource Centers FREE for low-income families.

3. Sponsor

Sponsor a family gathering by donating food, beverages, or giveaways.

Each Family Resource Center offers a central location for resources tailored to the specific needs of the children and families it serves. Direct services are listed by school below:
  • Food Pantry
  • SSA 
  • School Supplies
  • “Books to Keep” library for parents
  • English Language Classes
  • Citizenship Support
  • Computer Skills Classes
  • Confidential Referrals for all needs
  • Computer and internet access
  • Community Events
  • And more! 
  • Conflict Resolution and Peer Mediation
  • Clothing Bank Development
  • Food Bank
  • Food backpacks for at-risk students
  • Health 
  • Health Fair
  • Nutrition
  • Parenting Skills
  • Parenting & Early Childhood
  • School Supplies
  • Student Hygiene Supplies
  • Tutoring / Mentoring
  • Teen Parents’ Program
  • Food
  • Clothing
  • School supplies
  • Hygiene supplies
  • Counseling resources
  • Parenting class resources
  • Student tutoring resources
  • Employment resources
  • Transportation resources
  • Student leadership group
  • Eye exams + glasses resources
  • Adult high-school equivalency classes for new Americans
  • English classes for new Americans
  • Literacy class referrals for natural-born Americans
  • Financial assistance resources
  • Computer literacy resources
  • Health care referrals
  • Computer lab access
  • Legal resources
  • Job search assistance
  • A safe space for all
  • And much more!
  • Attendance/Truancy
  • Case Management
  • Conflict Resolution and Peer Mediation
  • Clothing Bank Development
  • Employment Resources
  • Eyeglass Resources
  • Family Engagement Events
  • Family Literacy
  • Food Bank
  • Food backpacks for at-risk students
  • Home Visits
  • Housing Assistance
  • Parenting & Early Childhood
  • Resource Directory
  • School Supplies
  • School-Wide Events & Celebrations
  • Student Hygiene Supplies
  • Teen Parents’ Program
  • Tutoring/Mentoring
  • Volunteer Coordinator