Community Resources

Provided by FWCP 01/20/2021

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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...?

Baby Day by First3Years

Celebrate and support babies. Baby Day is the only statewide celebration of babies and toddlers, when early experiences shape lifelong potential. Presented by First3Years, their third annual event will be a week-long celebration, taking place entirely online from February 7-13, 2021. The digital event will bring more than 100 partner-led activities centered around early learning child development, including infant & toddler yoga, music classes, dancing, curated art, storytime, and more. Anyone who registers by January 22nd will also receive a free learning and activity kit that will be sent to their home. Register here and see the attached flyers.


To learn more about First3Years, visit their website: https://first3yearstx.org/

Dream Big FW Scholarship Opportunity

You are invited to support and encourage Tarrant County public school Juniors to apply for a unique scholarship opportunity. The Dream Big Fort Worth Determined Scholar Award was created by the Morton H. Meyerson Family Foundation, the Rainwater Charitable Foundation and the Fort Worth Star-Telegram as a way to provide Tarrant County students who have overcome adversity with resources and experiences to continue to excel in college and beyond.


Applications are due January 25, 2021, and new cohort of Determined Scholars will be announced in April 2021. Winners will receive free SAT/ACT prep, personalized college advising and the opportunity to earn up to $20,000 in scholarship funds. Check out their website: www.dreambigfortworth.org for information and a link to the application. If you have any questions, you can reach them by contacting info@dreambigfw.org.

Help Me Grow North Texas

Help Me Grow is a support network of community resources for pregnant individuals and families with children ages 0 to 6. It links families to local services and resources that support optimal child development. The Help Me Grow call center serves to seamlessly connect children and families to community programs and services. This eliminates the need for families to search for resources on their own, streamlining what was once a complicated system.


Visit the site: https://helpmegrownorthtexas.org/

Articles for Families

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

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/

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/

Texas A&M Law School and Cooks Children Provide Free Legal Services to Families

As part of an ongoing pursuit to improve the health of every child, Cook Children’s Health Care System is joining forces with the Texas A&M University School of Law (TAMU Law) to create a new medical-legal partnership. The mission of this collaboration is to provide free legal services to patients and families with legal needs that directly affect their health and access to medical care.


To learn more about the collaboration, visit: https://today.tamu.edu/2020/12/21/texas-am-law-school-cook-childrens-provide-free-legal-services-to-families/


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Websites for Families

Here is a list of websites for families to explore:
  • 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.

BRIT Online Educational Resources

Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT) may have suspended onsite programming for the moment, but the learning hasn't stopped. The GROW Education Team is committed to providing engaging videos and activities for children & families' community. Visit their site to stay informed and engaged.


Website: http://brit.org/online-educational-resources

BRIT Green Revolution Teen Tuesday

BRIT Green Revolution Teen Tuesday series is back with a virtual opportunity for teens interested in careers in nature to engage meaningful interactions with environmental STEM experts. Teens will hear a presentation from professionals about their careers and ways to become involved, then be given the opportunity to ask the experts questions.


February 9th: Citizen Scientist, The Armchair Botanist

FREE! – Registration required for attendance
Date: Tuesday, February 9, 2021
Time: 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Location: Online program through Zoom Meetings. Register: https://shop.brit.org/education/Green_Rev?page=1
Registration Closes: Monday, February 8, 2021

The Collegiate Programming and Advisement Department of FWISD - January 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 JANUARY scholarship listings.


Local scholarships are highlighted in blue.

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.

Fort Worth Public Library Winter Challenge 2021 Kick off

Need to shake off the winter blues? The Fort Worth Public Library has just the cure – a Winter Challenge to start off fresh in 2021, get on track and have some fun.


The Winter Challenge is geared for readers of all ages – adults and children. Participants can track their activities using Beanstack to earn virtual badges. Beanstack is free to use on a computer or to download onto an Android or Apple mobile device.


The goal is not only to learn, dream about and do new things, but also to help new Beanstack users become familiar with the app. As it did in 2020, participants in the Mayor’s Summer Reading Challenge will use the service to track progress, earn badges and work toward cool prizes in 2021.


Learn more by visit the City of Fort Worth site: https://www.fortworthtexas.gov/news/2020/12/Library-Winter-Challenge

The Rundown

Check out FWISD Academic Advisement THE RUNDOWN newsletter for more scholarship information: https://www.smore.com/tx4gm-the-rundown?ref=email
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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

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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

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/

City of Fort Worth Covid-19 Community Resources Updated Daily

The City of Fort Worth and Tarrant County expanding COVID-19 testing sites

Tests will be available from 8 - 11 a.m. and 2 - 5 p.m. There is no cost for testing. Tests at all sites are available by online appointment at https://covidtesting.tarrantcounty.com/ or clicking on the button below. Residents who do not have access to a computer may call 817.248.6299 to schedule an appointment.

Early Childhood Services at MHMR Tarrant

Early Childhood Services at MHMR Tarrant is beginning to offer new groups in January for parents and families. Click on the flyers to see what groups are available.


Visit the Eventbrite page to see a description of each group, date, time, and registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/d/online/presented-by-mhmr-tarrant/


Visit Early Childhood Services website for additional information: http://earlyisbestnorthtexas.org/

FINDconnect Knowledgebase

For information and resources related to COVID testing, Food Pantries, Student Activities, Back To School Events, and Family Learning Opportunities, please check out over 2,400 resources in the FINDconnect Knowledgebase. Our Navigator Team has been working hard to keep resources up to date for families and providers in the community. For assistance finding additional resources or programs, please reach out to the Navigator team at 1-844-NTX-KIDS (689-5437).

MHMR - My Healthy My Resources available to families

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/

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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/

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/

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