SBFC is 75 Schools Strong!
Current SBFC Partner Districts, Schools and Organizations Include:
Manhattan Beach Unified School District - MCHS Families Connected, the SBFC Partner school pilot project, was est. August 2015. MBMS Families Connected, serving the middle school was est. May 2016. Together these two projects serve all 7 MBUSD schools in the district.
Rolling Hills Prep & Renaissance Schools - RUHS & Renaissance Families Connected was est. May 2016 and serves 2 schools.
Palos Verdes High School - PVHS Families Connected was est. November 2016. It is currently being converted to PVPUSD Families Connected, a resource for the entire Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District, serving all 18 schools
SBCC Thrive LA, an organization serving South Bay relative care givers - Care Families Connected was est. in February 2017.
Redondo Beach Unified School District - RUHS Families Connected was est. January 2017. In May of 2017 it was expanded to RBUSD Families Connected serving all 14 schools.
Hermosa Beach City School District - HBCSHD Families Connected was est. August 2017 and serves 2 schools.
American Martyrs Catholic School - Martyrs Families Connected was est. August 2017.
Chadwick School - Chadwick Families Connected launched September 2017 and serves elementary school parents through High School.
Torrance Unified School District - TUSD Families Connected launched November 2017 and serves 31 schools.
Families Connected Partner School Co-Founders
Each South Bay Families Connected Partner School has a co-founder who was directly involved in the implementation of the project at that site. All co-founders provide ongoing input regarding the resources and information curated on the SBFC website.
MCHS Families Connected -- Ellen Rosenberg, Manhattan Beach Unified School District Board Member & Sandi Gleason, Former Mira Costa High School PTA President, with support from Mike Matthews, MBUSD Superintendent, for the project to be expanded district-wide.
MBMS Families Connected -- Ann Marie Whitney, former Manhattan Beach Middle School PTA Co-Presidents
MBUSD Elementary Schools -- Lisa Schlager, parent, and Jen Fenton, past Robinson School PTA President
RHP and Ren Families Connected -- David Maher, Director of Upper School, Rolling Hills Prep and Renaissance Schools
RBUSD Families Connected -- Dr. Nikki Wesley, Director of Student Services, Redondo Beach Unified School District
HBCSD Families Connected -- Kim Taylor, Principal Hermosa Valley School
PVPUSD Families Connected -- Linsey Gotando, Executive Director, Secondary School, Palos Verdes Peninsula School Unified District --
Martyrs Families Connected -- Monica Lucenti, parent, American Martyrs Catholic School
Torrance Unified School District - Nancy Guitierez, Parent/Community Engagement/Homeless/Foster Liaison
Partner schools receive their own customized Families Connected logo and website and program, choosing from a number of components those that best meet their individual objectives for teen wellness and substance use prevention. To talk with a SBFC outreach coordinator, please fill out the form below, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We invite you to be a part of our Families Connected community… because we’re all in this together.