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For more information or to register for an event, please contact the SWAG Family Resource Center at 352-505-6823.

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A flyer for the EMPOWER-U adult back-to-school event on July 27 and 28 at GTEC Santa Fe College
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

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A flyer for the EMPOWER-U adult back-to-school event on July 27 and 28 at GTEC Santa Fe College
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Latest News Posts and Bulletins

  • June 2021 In Review
    June 2021 was a month in transition as we celebrated the end of a difficult school year and worked toward overcoming the COVID-19 pandemic. SWAG’s Homework Help program brought some summer festivities to the SWAG Family Resource Center. Additionally, we partnered with UF’s Mobile Outreach Clinic to bring vaccines to Majestic Oaks and Tower Oaks.
  • Highlights From May 2021
    May 2021 was another exciting month for SWAG. We hosted two vaccination events in collaboration with the UF Mobile Outreach Clinic. Also, the Alachua County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) voted unanimously to name a portion of SW 61 Street and SW 8 Avenue in honor of SWAG’s visionary, Joan Canton.
  • BoCC Approves Naming of Joan Canton Way
    In May 2021, the Alachua County Board of County Commissioners (BoCC) unanimously approved the naming of Joan Canton Way. As a result, the portion of SW 61 Street and SW 8 Avenue between SW 20 Avenue and Tower Road will display the name of SWAG visionary Joan Canton.
  • April 2021 was an exciting month for SWAG!
    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.
A screenshot of the Alachua County Council online survey about school rezoning

Provide Input About School Rezoning: PTA Survey

The Alachua County School Board is planning a district-wide, comprehensive rezoning for all school levels in the next few years. The goal is for the changes to take effect during the 2022/2023 school year. As a result, many families in Alachua County may be zoned for schools that are different from their current schools. Complete ACCPTA’s rezoning survey to share your thoughts confidentially.

Note: this survey is not affiliated with the Alachua County School District, although summary results will be shared with them.

A notice of a federal benefit program to help people with low household incomes pay for broadband Internet access.

Available Now: Federal Program to Help Pay for Broadband Internet

Need help paying for monthly broadband Internet? If so, a new federal program may be able to help and is accepting applications. You likely quality if any of the following applies to your household:

  • SNAP/EBT
  • Free or reduced-price school lunch
  • Medicaid
  • Income at or below 135% of the federal poverty guidelines
  • Lost substantial income during the pandemic
  • And more!

Before applying, check the full list of eligibility criteria here. Then, you can apply online here.

Download a PDF of this flyer HERE.

For a limited time: FREE medical services for children at the SW Health Clinic

Does your child fall in the insurance gap? In other words, does your child neither qualify for Medicare/Medicaid nor receive private insurance coverage? If so, we have funding to provide basic physicals and basic dental checkups and services for children at the clinic. This funding is only for children, and the services must be performed at the SW Health Clinic. Undocumented children are eligible to receive these services! Visit the SW Health Clinic page to learn more.

A screenshot of the program announcement for Emergency Rental Assistance on the Alachua County website.

Available now: Emergency rental assistance for Alachua County residents

Are you an Alachua County resident having difficulty paying rent and/or utilities due to COVID-19? If so, visit this link to learn more about and apply for emergency rental assistance.