A Family Success Story
My name is Jennifer, and my daughter Keira and I are a part of the Family Success Alliance (FSA). Keira joined FSA the summer before entering Kindergarten. FSA has offered a wonderful opportunity for additional growth between school years. Each year she has attended the summer camp funded by FSA, and it has helped her grow in every category, especially reading. My daughter went from being below grade reading level to almost exceeding grade reading level in just two years. She has also grown to love math and science thanks to the FSA program.

Throughout the year they have activities for the families of FSA children to gather and learn more about things like financial literacy and parenting skills. Each family is assigned a navigator who works with us to identify our specific needs and goals. Once the goals are set by the parents/guardian and the FSA navigator, we work together to connect with resources so we can meet or exceed the goals we have set for our family.

This year my daughter will be in the YMCA Afterschool program ‘Y Learning’ sponsored by the FSA program, and we look forward to this new adventure and seeing Keira prosper .

About the the Family Success Alliance
The Family Success Alliance is Orange County's zone based approach to fighting poverty. The partner agencies provide services in two pilot geographic zones with the common goals that 1) children are healthy and prepared for school, 2) children and youth are healthy and succeed in school, 3) youth graduate from high school and college 4) families and neighborhoods support the healthy development of children. 

Click here to read FSA's Impact Report to the community.

About the collaborative
The Family Success Alliance collaborative is made up of the following funded agencies: Boomerang, Chapel Hill-Carrboro Public School Foundation; Chapel Hill Training Outreach Project, Childcare Services Association, Compass Center for Women and Families, El Futuro, EmPOWERment Inc., Girl Scouts - NC Coastal Pines, Orange County Health Department, Orange Literacy Council, Orange County Partnership for Young Children, and Volunteers for Youth