Family & Community Engagement

Engaging families to improve the health and welfare of our community.

Intentionally connecting community partners to support our schools, staff, students and their families.

How You Can Help

Financial Support

  • Fund a "buddy bench”
  • Staff appreciation
  • Beautification project at school (maintain green space, plant flowers around the school and in courtyards)
  • Provide sweatpants, underwear, and socks
  • Sponsor a class field trip
  • Provide tissue, sanitizing wipes and hand sanitizer for classrooms
  • Adopt a new teacher
  • Purchase electric pencil sharpeners for teachers
  • Adopt families during the holidays
  • Purchase games and equipment for recess
  • Sponsor a student to participate in after-school activities

People Support

  • Read to kids (Literacy Corps)
  • Mentor kids - meet with students on a regular basis to check-in and provide guidance
  • Help students during lunchtime
  • Help monitor students during recess
  • Be a guest speaker
  • Host/sponsor a family event
  • Serve on an advisory board
  • Help students with their homework
  • Facilitate an after-school club
  • Classroom volunteer
  • Hallway/lunch monitor
  • Become a Watch D.O.G.

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Upcoming Community Events

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December 13, 2018
Partnership with North Brothers Ford on January 15, 2018 at 12pm

2019-01-15 - You-Drive-Kids-Thrive

Please join us in launching our You Drive. Kids Thrive. partnership with North Brothers Ford on January 15 @ 12pm @ North Brothers Ford on Ford Rd in Westland.

The You Drive. Kids Thrive. program will support 5th graders going to camp and afterschool activities.  North Brothers Ford will donate $200 to Wayne-Westland Community Schools when individuals buy or lease a new vehicle.  

Please join us in celebrating this wonderful partnership!  Please RSVP by calling (734) 419-2036.

Thank you for your support.

December 3, 2018
Show Me the Money

Show me the Money event 2019
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Check out our "Show Me the Money Day" happening at Jefferson Barns Community Vitality Center. Friday, February 8, 2019 (11am to 4pm) 18100 Meyers Rd, Detroit MI 48235 & Monday, February 11, 2019 (4pm to 7pm) 32150 Dorsey St, Westland, MI 48186

November 9, 2018
Holiday Assistance Application Information

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Click the link above for more information from our community partners such as Goodfellows, Salvation Army, and Hype.

Thank You's

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Donation of hats and gloves!

2018-12-10 - First United Methodist Church of Wayne donation of hats and gloves

Thank you to the First United Methodist Church of Wayne for your donation of hats and gloves. These items were donated to our Family Resource Center. We appreciate you!

Knights of Columbus Donation to our Family Resource Center

2018-12-06 - Knights of Columbus group shot

Knights of Columbus from St. Edith in Livonia, has generously donated 1,562 items, including: hygiene items, gloves, hats, scarves, coats, t-shirts, sweatpants and underwear for students in Wayne-Westland Community Schools.  In addition, they donated $220 to assist students in need.  Thank you to our faith based partners!  #ExcellenceIsTheExpectation

Blue Cross Donation to Family Resource Center at John Glenn High School

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Blue Cross Complete Donation FRC

Thank you to Blue Cross Complete of Michigan for your continued support and generous donation of $2,000 for the purchase of hygiene supplies to stock our Family Resource Centers.  

Thank you Wayne Rotary

2018-11-28 - Rotary for the generous donation

Thank you Wayne Rotary for the generous donation today at the Family Resource Center. It’s not everyday that Santa delivers!

Wayne Memorial Cheer Donation

2018-11-21 - Donation from Girls Varsity Cheer team at WMHS

A big thank you to the Girls Varsity Cheer team at WMHS for hosting Socktober! The Family Resource Center appreciates all the socks and toiletries. 

Amanda Dybus
Supervisor of Family & Community Engagement
Maria Mitter
Supervisor of Family & Community Engagement


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