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:
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.
The Family Resource Centers have a variety of partnership opportunities for businesses and organizations:
Offer services that could help remove barriers for FRC families.
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.
Sponsor a family gathering by donating food, beverages or giveaways.