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What's this all about?

We all want a decent life - to be able to pay the bills, put healthy food on the table and see our children succeed in school and in life. Yet in Orange County, we’re seeing discouraging trends in our families and our communities doing these basic things. And when families struggle to make ends meet, it impacts their children now and for years in the future. The effects of income on children start early with the way children’s brains are built, and continue through school, teacher reading to elementary studentscareers and health. 

No one organization or individual has the “silver bullet” to change the way poverty decreases the chances our children and our community have to succeed.  That’s why a diverse group of elected officials, community organizations, and government partners are coming together to adapt lessons from successful models, like the Harlem Children’s Zone, to Orange County. 

These models improve children’s chances for educational and economic opportunities by serving a defined geographic area (a zone) and its children with a seamless "pipeline" of evidence-based programs, services, and supports from cradle to career.

Jake and Beatrice WCHL interview

Click here to listen to our interview on WCHL about what we have been up to in our first year.

Our Partner Service Organizations
Chapel Hill-Carrboro Public School Foundation
Childcare Services Association
Compass Center
El Futuro
Girl Scouts
Orange County Literacy Council
United Way of the Greater Triangle
Volunteers for Youth

Upcoming Events & Announcements
We're Hiring!!!
Zone Navigators - Deadline for Application is March 28, 2017
This is an invitation to join a strong team of dedicated professionals working to dramatically improve student achievement and family success for families struggling to make ends meet in Orange County. The position will serve as a "navigator" for families living in one of two neighborhood "zones" as part of the work of the Family Success Alliance. This position will be a dynamic one, responding to the needs of the community and zone partners to assist the work. Much of the work will be done in neighborhood, schools and community settings with families.
Click here to learn more/ apply

Take the Survey - The CHCCS Equity Task Force wants your thoughts
The Chapel Hill-Carrboro City School District's Equity Task Force has been working to create the district's new equity plan. You are invited to provide feedback on the second draft of the plan Equity Equals Excellence. Your input is valuable and necessary. Please click on the link and provide your feedback by Friday, April 7, 2017.
Click here to review plan.
Click here to send your thoughts.

Parent Representatives Needed

The Family Success Alliance is looking for parent representatives to serve on our Advisory Council. The Advisory Council is a cross-section of community leadership including local government agencies, non-profit organizations, elected officials and zone representatives. They provide input and guidance into the strategic direction of our work.
Click here to learn more.


For more information about Family Success Alliance contact:Twitter icon
Meredith McMonigle, Project Coordinator
Phone: (919 ) 245-2071
Email: mmcmonigle@orangecountync.govFacebook icon