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The school is used as a host location to build a network of resources and systems to ensure every student’s needs are met (i.e., dental services, medical access, fitness programs, restaurant on campus, etc.). School facilities need to be accessible to families beyond the school day.

Tips from Parent Advisory Council members:

  • Promote communication regarding health services and health providers.
  • Offer or connect families to skill-building opportunities they can use such as job training, English language skills, or using the Internet.
  • Establish partnerships with community service providers.
  • Encourage city officials, such as alderpersons or neighborhood groups, to hold meetings at the school.
  • Share school library resources with families.


The Northern Lights Family Resource Center in Superior is located at Northern Lights Elementary and provides services to families. The center offers parent education programs, personalized family support services, community events, and information referral services. It partners with community and service organizations as well as local businesses to provide a network for shared ideas and information. The center also readily introduces schools to families with children from birth to 4 years old.

Bruce Guadalupe Community School is one part of a campus, which serves a majority Hispanic population. Other services available on the campus include adult day care, drug rehabilitation, and real estate counseling.