Beyond Housing is a community development organization which uses a holistic approach to improving the lives of residents in the 24:1 (24 municipalities in the Normandy schools footprint) area. Led by its visionary President & CEO, Chris Krehmeyer, the organization works to make communities places where people want to live and thrive. With its headquarters in the renovated Garfield Elementary in Pine Lawn, Beyond Housing is a partner with the Normandy Schools Collaborative, providing services to students and families. One of the critical resources Beyond Housing provides for NSC students and families is the Family Engagement Liaison (FEL) at each school.
Family Engagement Liaisons
Beyond Housing's Family Engagement Liaisons work in the Normandy schools, connecting students and families to resources, services, and information. The FELs engage parents and children through one-on-one interactions, school and community events, phone calls and home visits. The FELs are responsible for:
- Increasing parent engagment at the schools
- Providing basic needs to children including supplemental food, uniforms, coats, and school supplies
- Providing resource referrals to parents and children
- Assisting NSC staff in monitoring and increasing student attendance
For more information about Beyond Housing's many community development initiatives and accomplishments, visit their website, www.beyondhousing.org. Also, you can click here to view the latest 24:1 Initiative community impact report.
Beyond Housing has set up a new website to share information on resources available for families. Go to www.our241.com for more information.