Family Support Center earns national recognition for innovation

Family Support Center earns national recognition for innovation

CCSD earns honor in 2024 Magna Awards Program 

The National School Board Association (NSBA) recognizes the Clark County School District (CCSD) Family Support Center for its commitment to innovation.

The 2024 Magna Award recognized the District programs for solving a challenge with creativity and out-of-the-box strategies. The Family Support Center was recognized with a Silver Award.

“The Family Support Center fulfills crucial needs for families in the District,” said CCSD Interim Superintendent Dr. Brenda Larsen-Mitchell. “We are honored to serve our students and families by providing resources and support to promote the success of our students. We are humbled and motivated to earn this national recognition for innovation.”

Since its opening in October 2022, the Family Support Center has provided students and families with free and ongoing support. The Family Support Center provides parents/guardians and students with workshops, classes, consultations, and other resources to help students succeed in school. The Family Support Center also provides support and resources focusing on the needs of newcomer and refugee students and their families.

The Family Support Center partners with several community organizations to provide food and essential needs for families. These partnerships include providing medical services to students and their siblings with the University of Nevada, Las Vegas Pediatric Clinic. Free healthy food, groceries, and hygiene products are also available to families through the Just One Project community market located within the Family Support Center. 

As the fifth-largest school district in the nation, CCSD educates nearly 300,000 students from 133 countries who speak 114 different languages. Fifteen percent of the student population are English Language Learners. 

“We serve thousands of students and families in the District through processes ranging from school enrollment to English classes to medical services,” said Cindy Flores, Director of the Family Support Center. “Our families are dedicated and eager to see their students succeed. We are so honored to be recognized and be able to provide these services to our growing community.”

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Photo credit: CCSD Family Support Center.