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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
School Innovation Funds are available!
FSA Zone schools are encouraged to apply for FSA School Innovation Seeds Funds.

This one-time seed money of up to $2,500 for FSA zone elementary or middle schools will fund pilot initiatives that align with the Family Success Alliance goals and indicators, as outlined in the 2016-18 Strategic Plan. 

 Application deadlines: 
  • First Round - Application deadline: Sept. 29, 2017, funding decision by Oct. 20, 2017
  • Second Round - Application deadline: Feb. 2, 2018, funding decision by Feb 23, 2018
Full application details are available here

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, Program Manager
Phone: (919 ) 245-2071
Email: mmcmonigle@orangecountync.govFacebook icon