May 10, 2004
Family Center serving campus parents
The UCSC Family Center, a resource center in the planning stages for
more than a year, has been formed to assist student, staff and faculty
The first parent graduation celebration is being planned for
the afternoon of Friday, June 11.
A board of directors has been established, with representatives of
students, staff, and faculty.
Based in Family Student Housing Apartment 712, the center offers parenting
classes, a computer study center for parents and children, a play area
for children, a clothing and toy exchange, as well as space for meetings
and social gatherings for parent organizations.
A food pantry and food-for-children program has also been established,
and is serving 160 Family Student Housing residents. Sign-up for these
programs is ongoing.
A list serve, firstname.lastname@example.org,
has been created for parents to use and to access information about
the Family Center. To subscribe, contact Mark Neenan at (831) 459-1520
or send a notice through the list serve.
The first parent graduation celebration is being planned for the afternoon
of Friday, June 11. Those interested in participating in the graduation
or being on the planning committee should contact Conne Lester at (831)
The center has two social events planned for this month. Single parents
and their children are invited to a get-together on Friday, May 21,
from 5 to 7 p.m. at the UCSC Family Center, Apartment 712, Family Student
Housing. Snacks will be provided. All are encouraged to come with ideas
for future single-parent events.
Gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender families are invited to a barbecue
on Sunday, May 23, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Family Student Housing Community
Picnic Area. Hot dogs, hamburgers, and sodas will be provided and participants
should bring a dish to share and RSVP at (831) 459-4085.
Those wanting to volunteer for one of the center projects or find out
more may contact Conne Lester at (831) 459-4085 or Mark Neenan at (831)
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