Family and Community Liaisons are employees of the ESCWR that work with districts in Geauga and Lake Counties to assist school staff, students and their families. It is the liaison’s role to serve as a link between families and schools, and to broker community resources that offer a network of support.
THE HISTORY The liaison program is a no-cost service for schools, students and their families that was made possible by federal funding known as the CARES Act in 2020. Currently, the liaison program is being funded by ESSER funds and has been extended through 2024 in partnership with the ODE and The Ohio State University. In the 21-22 school year the liaison program expanded and a second liaison was hired in order to more adequately accommodate the service area. This expansion has allowed for additional supports to be present including working with families, community programming opportunities and tutoring, and projects with ODE and The Ohio State University.
ESCWR Liaisons Respond to the Community's Needs By:
- Assuring that vulnerable populations have access to resources
- Enhancing the system's abilities to meet the needs of students and families
- Providing information and technical assistance to school staff
- To fill resource gaps