School-Based Community Centers

Now accepting material donations to help start School-Based Community Centers around Denton County! Ask Kayla@UnitedWayDenton.org how you can help!

Many barriers prevent families in our community from reaching their full potential. Among the greatest are a lack of adequate transportation and the absence of a relationship with someone who can help.

School-Based Community Centers are our answer. Schools are an integral part of our neighborhoods and communities, often within easy walking distance of local residents. Families interact with our schools on a regular basis, and each campus provides a comfortable, trusted, safe and reliable venue for community events, resources and self-improvement.

In a School-Based Community Center, parents and community members will be able to develop and pursue their goals through opportunities such as:

  • Mentoring for young children from other community members
  • Training for parents with Pre-Kindergarten children
  • Volunteer leadership and service opportunities
  • Resume, job search and interview coaching
  • Free vaccinations
  • SNAP enrollment
  • Community fairs
  • Many more programs and resources provided by local community organizations

School-Based Community Centers have opened at many schools across Denton County:

  • Evers Park Elementary School (Denton ISD)
  • Newton Rayzor Elementary School (Denton ISD)
  • Shady Shores Elementary School (Lake Dallas ISD)
  • Central Elementary School (Lewisville ISD)

For more information about establishing School-Based Community Centers in Denton County, contact Kayla@UnitedWayDenton.org

You can also download a School-Based Community Center Guide here

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