Located on both the McPherson Elementary School and the Phillips Elementary School campuses in Napa, CA, the Family Resource Center provides the following services to neighborhood families:
McPherson Family Resource Center
McPherson Elementary School
2670 Yajome St, Room 10, Napa, CA 94558
Phillips Family Resource Center
Phillips Elementary School
1210 Shetler Ave, Napa, CA 94559
Activities & Opportunities for Involvement:
Volunteering and Internships
There are plenty of opportunities for family members and community members to volunteer and intern with the Family Resource Centers.
As a volunteer, you can:
support a teacher in a K-5 classroom
provide administrative or program support in the Family Resource Center and the Youth Leadership Academies
coach a youth group for the Leadership Academies or providing programmatic support
instruct a class for Napa Valley Parent University or providing programmatic support
assist with Naturalization Workshops for Citizenship Legal Services
participate in a community build event
volunteer as a Volunteer Income Tax Preparer
As an intern, you and the Family Resource Center staff will create an internship experience that supports the FRC programs and offers you leadership and professional development experience.
Parent University - Parent Education & Engagement
Parent University provides Napa and Sonoma parents with the tools and knowledge to become more involved in their children’s education. Through 50 different classes offered at eight elementary schools, the program fosters a campus culture of volunteerism and parent leadership while serving as the gateway to mobilize parent participation in every classroom. Each year over 2,000 parents learn how to support their child’s literacy, gain computer skills, improve their English, and provide their children with a home environment that promotes lifelong learning and health. Hands-on learning opportunities allow parents to connect with other parents and to gradually develop the skills to assist or teach Parent University classes themselves.
Social, Health & Financial Services:
SparkPoint Napa is a collaboration between On The Move, Phillips Elementary School and Napa County Health and Human Services, to bring more resources, connections and opportunities to the underserved Phillips Neighborhood.
Volunteer Income Tax Preparation (VITA)
VITA tax sites provide free income tax preparation assistance to individuals and families with a household income of approximately $53,000 a year or less.
The FRC provides Medi-Cal application support and covered services access.
Citizenship Legal Services
Citizenship Legal Services helps legal permanent residents become U.S. Citizens at a low cost. We provide free citizenship classes and tutoring.
Application Support: Housing and Unemployment
Access to unemployment benefits and affordable housing helps McPherson families improve their financial status and lower their monthly financial stress.
Community Projects & Initiatives:
McPherson Neighborhood Community and Family Gardens
The McPherson Neighborhood gardens allow students and families the opportunity to grow fresh fruit and vegetables, spend time together learning about healthy food choices, cook economically, socialize, share a meal, or volunteer. The gardens are available to families and community members year-round and are bustling with action at any given time.
Leadership Academy youth provide targeted literacy tutoring to young children.