The Family Focus Guide helps families and individuals, in and around the Fayetteville area, find resources in our community.
If you have a service-focused organization that serves families in the Fayetteville, Cumberland County area and would like to be listed, please email us at [email protected].
This program is designed to help break the cycle of poverty and illiteracy. It combines adult literacy, early childhood education, and parent education. Children attend pre-kindergarten classes while their parents attend an adult education class at the same time. Helps parents earn GED, improve basic skills, or take English As A Second Language classes.
Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is an early literacy program that mails age-appropriate books to registered children on a monthly basis. The books are mailed in the child's name in an effort to create a sense of excitement about getting new books. Children can receive the books from birth to their fifth birthday, regardless of family income. DPIL is often coordinated through a local nonprofit organization, such as a library. The sponsoring organization selects a geographic area to target for book distribution and raises the funds to cover the cost of the books. Parents can also register children online.
Reach Out and Read works through medical provider offices to promote early literacy and school readiness with the distribution of new books to children starting at the six-month checkup, and by talking with parents about the importance of reading aloud to their children. Reach Out and Read utilizes the relationship between parents and medical providers to encourage the development of critical early reading skills in young children.
Offers resource for county residents to fill their informational and recreational reading needs - comprehensive collection of books - magazines - audio - video - dvd - local newspapers - access to online databases - internet - word processing. Provides references via email and phone.
Pre-K, Elementary, Middle and High Schools in Cumberland County. Programs vary by school.
To encourage the love of reading and learning, the UWCC in collaboration with EMBARQ, launched DPIL in 2005. It is our goal that every preschool child in Cumberland County has his/her own library of books at home. Children registered in DPIL receive a free book at home every month by mail until his/her fifth birthday.
Provides charitable, educational, humanitarian, and social services to the residents of the Cumberland County and surrounding communities.