DPS Office of Family and Community Engagement
The Office of Family and Community Engagement (FACE) fosters a school community that is educated, engaged, and empowered to share the responsibility in creating thriving schools where every child succeeds. We believe that family and community involvement is critical to the success of every student and that students with engaged families are more likely to succeed academically. Find more information about community forums, Superintendent parent forums, resource fairs, financial counseling and more on the Family and Community Engagement site here.
Boys and Girls Club
The Vickers Boys & Girls Club, located at 3333 Holly Street, is now accepting registrations for kids ages 6-18. Representatives from the Boys & Girls Club presented to McAuliffe students and shared all the club programs and resources they provide, including the following:
- sports and fitness
- reading and education
- tech and science
- college and career help
- fun games
- dinner and snack
This is a tremendous resource for kids, all provided for the annual membership cost of just $2. Access to the athletics teams is an additional cost of just $5. To register, parents simply need to come to the club, fill out a registration form, pay the $2 membership, and attend a parent orientation. This club will begin providing bus transportation from McAuliffe to the Vickers Boys & Girls Club starting the week of September 22, 2014. For more information, visit www.bgcmd.org or call 303-321-0340. You may also contact club representative Jason Torrez at email@example.com.
Dahlia Campus for Health and Well-Being
Dahlia Campus for Health and Well-Being, located at 3401 Eudora Street, opened on January 5, 2016. Dahlia Campus will provide a place for community members to connect with their neighbors, learn new skills and find supports needed to increase their health and well-being. The hours are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 8am-5pm and Tuesday and Thursday 8am-7pm. There are activities that will take place outside of these hours. You are invited to visit this community center that emphasizes programs and services to encourage people to live well and feel good. Dahlia Campus includes a preschool, pediatric dental clinic, day treatment program, community farm and greenhouse, mental health services and will include community programs such as gardening, yoga, tai chi, parenting classes, support groups, and much more. You do NOT need to be a mental health client to enjoy the resources offered at Dahlia Campus. Additionally if you need space to host programs and meetings, Dahlia Campus has spaces available for community use. The Campus includes a community room (capacity 57), teaching kitchen (capacity 33), and gym (capacity 152) that are available for individuals and organizations who promote and encourage well-being.
If you would like to arrange a tour, use space for a meeting, program or event, facilitate a community program, learn about volunteer opportunities, and for general questions about Dahlia Campus please contact Taliah Abdullah at firstname.lastname@example.org or 303-300-6140. Weekly tours are provided on Tuesdays, 5:30pm and Fridays, 4:00pm. Also, while the website http://www.mhcd.org/dahliacampus is being updated, please stop in or call to find out what programs are taking place.
Save the dates:
Neighborhood Open House, Saturday, January 23, 11:30am-2:30pm
Grand Opening Celebration, Thursday, February 25, 4-6pm