Community Resources

Provided by FWCP 03/10/2021

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FWCP Community Resources Weekly Newsletter

Welcome to our Community Resources newsletter! This newsletter aims to share news about community support information, family engagement events, and resources available in Fort Worth and throughout Tarrant County. Please share with your community, families, and networks.


The newsletter has sections in the following order (not in alphabetical order):

  • Have You Heard...?
  • Articles for Families
  • Educational Resources
  • Family and Community Resources


* Please note, the information provided has been gathered in collaboration with various coalitions and alliances within Fort Worth.

Have You Heard...?

COVID Vaccine Registration Assistance

Tarrant County Community Engagement Alliance (CEAL) and Texas Health Resources are hosting vaccine registration events. Please see flyer for more information.

Date: Saturday, March 13th

Time: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Location: William M. McDonald YMCA (2701 Moresby St., Fort Worth, 76105)

FWISD New Pre-K and Kindergarten Registration begins April 1

Fort Worth ISD’s Pre-K program is free, and there’s a seat for every child in nurturing, safe classrooms that inspire discovery and a love of learning.


Get more information and register online at www.fwisd.org/prek. Or call or text 817.500.0381.

Lockheed Martin 2021 Scholarship Program - Deadline to apply is April 1, 2021

Calling all HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS!!!

As part of Lockheed Martin’s continued commitment to prepare the next generation of scientists, engineers and innovators by closing skills gaps and expanding opportunity, they are pleased to announce the launch of the 2021 of Lockheed Martin STEM & Vocational Scholarships. Deadline to apply is April 1, 2021.


The Lockheed Martin STEM Scholarship Program is open to students pursuing bachelor's degrees in engineering, computer science or physics who demonstrate need and come from underrepresented or underserved communities. Up to 200 renewable scholarships of $10,000 each are offered for full-time study at a U.S. accredited four-year institution.


The Lockheed Martin Vocational Scholarship Program is open to students pursuing associate degrees, credit-bearing certificates or industry-recognized credentials in technology and advanced manufacturing disciplines. Up to 150 scholarships of $6,600 each are offered for study at a U.S. accredited vocational-technical school, trade school, two-year community college or state college.

UNTHSC Pediatric Mobile Clinic - Calendar for 2020-2021

University of North Texas Health Science Center has a pediatric mobile clinic that travels to different locations throughout the month. Click on the button below for calendar details.

Services include:

  • Physicals
  • Check-ups for iron, vision, and hearing
  • Sick visits
  • Vaccines


Call 817.929.KIDS (5437) to make an appointment. Visit their website for more information: https://www.unthsc.edu/patient-care/mobile-peds-clinic/

Articles for Families

This section provides articles with resources and/or opportunities for families and campuses.

American Heart Association

American Heart Association is currently hosting a "Don't Die of Doubt" initiative. This initiative was established to provide credibility to the safety of calling 9-1-1 and going to the hospital during the COVID-19 pandemic. See flyer for more details.


Visit their website to learn of the different events and activities being provided:

English: https://www.heart.org/en/health-topics/dont-die-of-doubt

Español: https://www.heart.org/en/health-topics/dont-die-of-doubt/que-la-duda-no-acabe-con-su-vida

Texas Rent Relief Program

The Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA) has received $1.3 billion in Emergency Rental Assistance funds from the newly passed Coronavirus Relief Bill. TDHCA’s Texas Rent Relief program website and phone systems are up and running and ready to answer questions. TDHCA will accept applications from landlords and tenants beginning February 15, 2021, at 8 a.m. Central Time.

  1. Learn more and apply online at TexasRentRelief.com
  2. Learn more and apply by phone at 833-9TX-RENT / 833-989-7368.

PTA Texas

Learn more about PTA and how you can support your child's campus. Visit their website or ask your local campus how you can join the PTA.


Website: https://www.txpta.org/

Websites for Families

Here is a list of websites for families to explore. Visit these sites weekly for updated articles and resources:

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: CDC’s COVID-19 Parental Resource Kit: Ensuring Children and Young People’s Social, Emotional, and Mental Well-being can help support parents, caregivers, and other adults serving children and young people in recognizing children and young people’s social, emotional, and mental challenges and helping to ensure their well-being. Visit their website for age specific resources: CDC COVID-19 Parental Resources Kit
  • Family Education: An all-encompassing website that covers all aspects of family life from pregnancy to babies, kids, and teens. A comprehensive section contains articles about education from grade level help to homeschooling. Other areas of interest include areas of family life, food with meal planning cooking tips, and advice from the experts. http://www.familyeducation.com/
  • National Center for Families Learning - The National Center for Families Learning offers a range of free resources to meet different literacy and education challenges.

    Free Resources Page: https://www.familieslearning.org/resources/out-of-school-time

    Visit NCFL website for more information about the organization: https://www.familieslearning.org/

  • The National Parenting Center: This website has a little bit of everything – printables for the kids, recipes, parenting articles for all ages, a message board, and more. Find support and advice for all things parenting. Discover what products and services receive their prestigious seal of approval. http://www.tnpc.com/
  • Parents: This parenting magazine also has a website with articles, recipes, craft ideas, and more. Find advice on fertility and pregnancy, baby, toddlers, and older children. Fun articles about holidays and food offer good tips and advice. http://www.parents.com/
  • National Association for Family, School, and Community Engagement: Advancing high-impact policies and practices for family, school, and community engagement to promote child development and improve student achievement. https://nafsce.org/

Educational Resources

This section provides educational resources, information, and/or articles related to students and learing.

Amphibian Stage Presents Packrat

What is Pack-Rat?

Set deep in the Sagebrush Desert, PACKRAT is a puppet-forward new multi-media play that contemplates humanity’s relationship with the natural world. At the center of the action is Bud, a peculiar rodent with a penchant for hoarding humankind’s goods. When a discarded cigar sparks a wildfire, the animals in Bud’s valley flee for their lives. Already an outcast among the desert animals for his hoarding instincts, he gets blamed for the human-made disasters infiltrating their lives. When they ban him from the community, Bud must set out alone amidst a raging fire, to confront human-made dangers and a few natural ones. PACKRAT is a poignant account of Bud’s journey to find his place in the world, and his ultimate realization that the interconnectedness of life rules the day.


Workshop Details: Check out the attached flyer and share it with friends and family

-Kids Workshop theme: Make your own puppet and learn the basics of puppetry

-Teens Workshop theme: Make your own puppet and write a short play intro to feature your puppet

-Adult Workshop theme:

  1. Introduction to Puppetry and Puppet Manipulation
  2. Creating Your Own Puppet Play
  3. Puppetry Design & Construction
  4. Putting on the Show


Check out the flyer dates and times. Click here for info and registration

The Collegiate Programming and Advisement Department of FWISD - Scholarship Opportunities

The Collegiate Programming and Advisement Department has worked to compile a list of scholarship opportunities that range from elementary to high school. Below are the scholarship listings.


Local scholarships are highlighted in blue.


Checkout The Rundown for more scholarship information from FWISD.

The Concilio - Escalera: Taking Steps to Success/ Tomando pasos para el éxito

Although classes have already started, there is still time to register.

Aunque las clases han comenzado, todavía hay tiempo para inscribirse.

See flyer below. Vea el folleto a continuación.

FWISD Office of Adult Education

Fort Worth ISD Office of Adult Education (OAE) offers Grant Funded Job Trainings at no cost. Click on the flyer for details and contact information. Description by FWISD Adult Education Department.


We recognize that education is a lifelong process. With our staff and instructors, we are dedicated to supporting adults who are interested in continuing their education and career readiness. Adult Education courses are designed specifically to meet the needs of working adult learners. We provided flexibility schedules to meet the needs of all students that are interested in the Adult Education and Literacy Training Program. Our program is here to provide you with resources needed to advance in educational and career opportunities, that will allow students to achieve educational and career goals. All adult education classes are free and below is a list of classes that we offer:


  • HSE (High School Equivalency- formerly known as GED)
  • ESL (English as a Second Language)

  • ABE (Adult Basic Education)

  • ASE (Adult Secondary Education)

  • EL Civic Prep

  • ESL for Professional ( Classes for students with a degree in there country)

  • IET (Integrated Education Training) Career trainings programs that lead to certification.

T3 Partnership Pledge

The following announcement has been provided by the T3 Partnership.


We are excited to announce the official launch of a collaboration between Fort Worth ISD and The Tarrant To & Through (T3) Partnership to help more students find success after high school graduation!


All FWISD juniors & seniors are eligible to participate in this program. Your encouragement and belief in your student's future helps them choose the right path after high school. T3 is there to support you in that process, too! The T3 Partnership will help your student create a customized plan and ensure that they complete a degree or credential to unlock a meaningful career and living-wage job. Taking the T3 Partnership Pledge is the first step your family must take to gain access to our program supports, which include a scholarship if your student is eligible! Check out some of the newest resources below:



If you still have questions, reach out by emailing: Support@T3partnership.org

Compromiso de T3 Partership

El siguiente anuncio ha sido proporcionado por T3 Partnership.


¡Estamos emocionados en anunciar la inauguración oficial de una colaboración entre Fort Worth ISD y Tarrant To & Through (T3) Partnership para ayudar a más estudiantes a encontrar el éxito después de la graduación de la preparatoria!


Todos los estudiantes del tercer y cuarto año de preparatoria en el FWISD son elegibles para participar en este programa. Su aliento y creencia en el futuro de su estudiante les ayuda a elegir el camino correcto después de la preparatoria. ¡T3 también está ahí para apoyarlos en ese proceso! T3 Partnership ayudará a su estudiante a crear un plan personalizado y garantizará que terminen un título o credencial para una carrera significativa y un trabajo con salario digno. Llenando el Compromiso de T3 Partnership es el primer paso que su familia debe tomar para obtener acceso a los apoyos de nuestro programa, que incluyen una beca si su estudiante es elegible. Vean algunos de los nuevo recursos en la lista de abajo:



Para más asistencia envíenos un correo electrónico a: Support@T3partnership.org

Youth Range Workshop

Join Other High School Students from Across Texas for a Fun, Exciting, Educational Experience!


Learn about Texas rangelands and natural resource management from a team of experts including: Ranchers, Rangeland Management Specialists, Soil Scientists, Wildlife Biologists, Educators and Consultants. We focus on educational experiences, demonstrations, hands-on experiences, extensive time in the field and lots of fun, too. You will learn, make life-long friendships and develop a valuable network of experts, while having fun and enjoying the beautiful Texas Hill Country.


See flyer attached for more information. There are fees for this program with possible sponsorships. For more information about Youth Range Workshops visit: https://tssrm-youthrangeworkshop.com/

Family and Community Resources

This section provides information and resources for medical care, health, and wellness in and around Fort Worth.

Best Place for Kids

The Best Place for Kids is a local whole-community effort designed to ensure that 1) every child has access to a quality education starting at birth, 2) families are connected with key community resources, and 3) businesses are supported with strategies that benefit working parents AND their bottom line.


Visit their website for more information and resources: https://bestplace4kids.com/

Boys and Girls Club of Tarrant County

The Boys and Girls Club of Tarrant County has expanded their Basic Needs program. See the flyer for more information.

Catholic Charities Fort Worth - Free Rides

Catholic Charities Fort Worth is offering free rides to those that are needing transportation to vaccine appointments. Please see the attached flyer for more information.

City of Fort Worth Covid-19 Community Resources Updated Daily

City of Fort Worth - Lead Safe Program

The City of Fort Worth Lead Safe Program has a new grant and have served over 1k people with home repairs. The Lead-Safe program is for residents within the City Of Fort Worth; can also connect with others with community partners if they are unable to assist or are in need of other resources. Guidelines for program are noted on flyer. Also, Reach advocates are available to help people with disabilities; income based.

Flyer are attached

The Concilio - Padres Abogando por la Excelencia Estudantil

Este programa virtual de 5 semanas te ayudará a:

  • Manejar problemas de comportamiento
  • Desarrollar la autoestima de tus hijos
  • Promover el aprendizaje en casa
  • Establecer metas y crear buenos hábitos de estudio
  • Comprender los requisitos académicos
  • Comunicarte con los maestros y la escuela de su hijo


Varias clases ofrecidas

¿Cuándo? Todos los lunes o martes

Fechas: Clases empiezan el 25 de enero

Horario: 5:30 p.m.

Regístrate aquí: http://bit.ly/PASEFWGriseldaSP21

¿Preguntas? Llama a Griselda Dominguez al (682)715-2740


¿Cuándo? Todos los martes

Fechas: Clases empiezan el 2 de febrero

Tiempo: 11:30 a.m. o 5:30 p.m.

Regístrate aquí: http://bit.ly/PASEFWLuluSP21

¿Preguntas? Llama a Lulu Lyescas al (214) 763-1939

Early Learning Alliance Resources

Considering the events in Washington D.C. last week, Early Learning Alliance has published a newsletter "Helping Children Process Violence and Tragedy" with resources for families and educators. Check out their newsletter to access the resources:

Early Learning Alliance Newsletter


To learn more about Early Learning Alliance, visit their website: https://earlylearningntx.org/

Help Me Grow North Texas

Help Me Grow North Texas has a free family support line that is now available to families across North Texas with young children! By calling this one line, families that are pregnant or have children under the age of 6 can get connected to a live Family Navigator for answers to questions related to pregnancy, parenting, or child development, connection to local community resources or programs that meet their needs, and a developmental screening for a quick check on their child’s development to see if they are on track for school. The Help Me Grow North Texas Family Navigators listen to families, link them to needed resources and services, and provide ongoing support to meet their needs. Child-serving agencies can also call to connect with a Family Navigator to get information on local community resources to support families within their agency.


Want to get connected with a Navigator? Call 844-NTX-KIDS (844-689-5437) or go to www.HelpMeGrowNorthTexas.org and click on the “Connect with A Navigator” button. Once you fill out that survey, a Navigator will return your call within about 48 hours.


www.HelpMeGrowNorthTexas.org also has lots of activities and resources for families to access. Follow them on Social Media (Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter) at the handle @HelpMeGrowNTX and weekly share developmental milestones, resources, and events for families in the community.

MHMR - My Healthy My Resources available to families

National Disaster Distress Helpline

SAMHSA’s Disaster Distress Helpline provides 24/7, 365-day-a-year crisis counseling and support to people experiencing emotional distress related to natural or human-caused disasters.


The Disaster Distress Helpline, 1-800-985-5990, is a 24/7, 365-day-a-year, national hotline dedicated to providing immediate crisis counseling for people who are experiencing emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster. This toll-free, multilingual, and confidential crisis support service is available to all residents in the United States and its territories. Stress, anxiety, and other depression-like symptoms are common reactions after a disaster. Call or text 1-800-985-5990 to connect with a trained crisis counselor.



Visit the website for additional information: https://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/disaster-distress-helpline

North Texas Area Community Health Center

NTACHC is a community family medical practice that offers a full-range of primary and preventative healthcare services to patients. NTACHC uses a patient-centered approach to help patients make the best decisions for their health. Their team of highly qualified, dedicated medical professionals work closely with patients to ensure that they receive the care they need to get well and stay healthy.


Visit their site for more information: https://ntachc.org/

Parents as Teachers - FWISD

How do you help your child develop, learn, and grow to realize their full protentional?


¿Cómo ayuda a sus hijos a aprender, crecer, y desarrollarse para alcanzar su máximo potencial?


Parents as Teachers helps you understand child development and connects you to the resources you need to make the best choices for your family. Parents as Teachers offers free personal/virtual visits customized for the needs of your family. Learn more about their program by visiting their website at: parentsasteachers.org .


Parents as Teachers ayuda a usted a comprender el desarrollo infantily a conectar con los recursos que necesitan para tomar las mejores decisiones para su familia. Parents as Teachers ofrece visitas personales/virtual gratuitas adaptadas a las necesidades de su familia. Obtenga más información sobre su programa visitando su sitio web en: parentsasteachers.org .

Tarrant Area Food Bank

Tarrant Area Food Bank distributes food to pantries and other nonprofits across North Texas who are ready to serve those in need. If you or your loved ones need food, use the TAFB search to find a local food pantry.


Volunteers are also needed! If you are interested in volunteering, visit https://tafb.galaxydigital.com/need/detail/?need_id=533891 to sign up.

Tenant Empowerment Workshops from Center of Transforming Lives

Through the Tenant Empowerment Workshops from Center for Transforming Lives, experts will provide information about landlord/tenant issues, including concerns around COVID-19. To participate most effectively, please have a copy of your lease and any other documents related to your questions or concerns on hand. There is no charge to attend, but pre-registration is required. Multiple dates are available. Visit the site to pick a date and register.

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwtfuuurzMoGddPMJv5kiNjHiZT1CxgkAgV.

Texas Workforce Solutions

Workforce Solutions for Tarrant County (WSTC) under the direction of the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) is one of 28 local workforce development boards located throughout the state. This Workforce Development Board serves Tarrant County through a network of partners. The primary goal of WSTC and the 28 local workforce development boards is to respond to the needs of Texas employers and workers through locally designed market-driven workforce development initiatives.


Website: https://workforcesolutions.net/

(Description taken from website.)

Texas Workforce Commission

Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) is the state agency charged with overseeing and providing workforce development services to employers and job seekers of Texas.


Website: https://www.twc.texas.gov/

Additional Information

If you have additional resources, information, or events that would be great to include in our Community Resource newsletter, please email jassmine.posada@fwisd.org with flyers, links, or event details. Newsletters are published weekly.

Fort Worth Children's Partnership

A Partnership for Student Success