What is the CARES ESC Family and Community Partnership?
The CARES ESC Family and Community Partnership will build the capacity of Educational Service Center (ESC) personnel and other local education officials to identify, engage, support and ultimately meet the needs of Ohio’s most vulnerable students and their families. There are seven vulnerable population groups that will be addressed through this work:
- Students with disabilities
- English learners
- Justice involved youth
- Military families
- Homeless youth
- Foster youth
A Family and Community Partnership Liaison working through local Educational Services Centers will be positioned to manage a regional process designed to identify gaps in services and ultimately link students and families to appropriate state and local community resources.