Lots happened for SWAG this month! Capoeira students had a special belting ceremony honoring their hard work. Family Resource Center patrons participated in an employability workshop a Community Job Fair. SWAG also raised $5,750 through The Amazing Give. Community Dinner was a success. And finally, the SW Health Clinic began offering COVID-19 vaccines.
This article describes some of the resources available to Alachua County residents struggling to pay rent and/or utilities. This includes rental assistance, legal help, ways to lower energy bills, and more. For those seeking to help improve equitable housing in our community, there is a non-exhaustive list of a few local organizations you could contribute to.
The School Board of Alachua County is considering two plans for elementary school rezoning. Plan B does not affect SWAG residents, while Plan G closes Terwilliger Elementary and moves all of the children to the new School I on Parker Road/122nd. ACPS staff visited the SWAG neighborhoods in January to hear from residents.
We’ve seen many kinds of holiday giving these past few weeks. A group of frontline healthcare workers sent gifts for SWAG families. A few of our after school kiddos made a thoughtful creation for our staff. And SWAG board members … Continued
There are a couple of 2020 holiday events fast approaching: The December 2020 Community Dinner is scheduled for December 17 at 5:30pm. After that, the Family Resource Center will be closed for the holidays from December 21 to 25. In … Continued
We are celebrating Thanksgiving 2020 by sharing our bounty. We are grateful to all of our partners and donors for helping us make this Thanksgiving a happy one. Many thanks to Partnership for Strong Families, our local veterans’ groups, the … Continued
SWAG and Partnership for Strong Families said farewell to Kristy Goldwire over the past two weeks. We will miss her so much and wish her only the best in her new position at the Children’s Trust. We’re continuing to be … Continued
A big thank you to all the families who came together to help us prepare for our 2020 turkey distribution. They helped us pick up tons of side items and sort them into bags to give to 200 families. We … Continued
Today the SWAG board and members of our Alachua County Public School Board walked the neighborhoods in our area. They sought input from families about the upcoming changes to elementary school zoning. Parents, if you have elementary school students, this … Continued