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Family Resource Schools

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Family Resource Schools (FRS) is a joint partnership between the City of Boulder and the Boulder Valley School District serving children and families at five elementary schools in Boulder: Columbine, Creekside, Crest View, University Hill and Whittier International.

FRS is dedicated to supporting families capacity to raise healthy, well-functioning, and successful children through a broad array of prevention and early intervention services. These services are developed and delivered according to the unique needs of families in each school community. The program especially emphasizes outreach to traditionally underserved populations to increase access to basic services and engagement in school.

The essential framework of FRS:

  • Promote family self-sufficiency
  • Remove barriers to academic achievement 
  • Build on family strengths
  • Enhance academic opportunities at the school
  • Serve as an advocate for families

Services available through FRS include:

  • Case management and follow-up services
  • Counseling: individual and group
  • Referrals to service providers
  • Prevention/Intervention
  • Workshops, classes and school engagement for parents
  • Neighborhood outreach
  • Coordination of special events
  • Afterschool enrichment programs

Other services vary among the FRS Schools and can include/ support obtaining the following:

  • Academic training
  • Child care and child care subsidies
  • Basic needs and transportation assistance
  • Dental, medical and vision care

Scholarships for After School Classes

The FRS after school program is open to all students at each FRS school. Full scholarships are available for families with low incomes; fee reductions are available to families with moderate incomes. Unless a family is already receiving financial assistance through the FRS program, a family seeking a full or partial reduction in the cost of after school fees must complete the Household Income Self Certification Form. The completion of this form prior to the granting of an after school scholarship is a requirement of the federal grant which partially funds the FRS program. If you have questions please speak to your school’s Family Outreach Coordinator. 

For further information on the City of Boulder's Family Resource Schools Program, please contact Wanda Pelegrina Caldas at 303-441-4059 or email [email protected] To volunteer, please contact Melinda Barnes at 303-441-4345 or [email protected]


FRS Advisory Committee

The FRS Advisory Committee (FRSAC) is comprised of parents, teachers and/or staff from the FRS schools. The FRSAC advises the Family Services Manager.

FRS Advisory Board Members:

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