Be a part of Family Connections

Be a part of our family and make a positive change to a child's future.

Welcome to Family Connections

Research has shown that starting early and engaging parents in their child’s education is positively associated with a child’s academic, social and emotional wellbeing. That is why Family Connections has evolved into a family learning community in which underserved children and parents attend tuition free programs together, learn together and grow together, from birth through high school.

Family Connections has been supporting Peninsula families since 1993. We currently operate in East Palo Alto, East Menlo Park and Redwood City, serving approximately 600 individuals per year.

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Family Connections' 2015-2020
Strategic Plan Completed

Family Connections board and staff recently completed a strategic planning process which defined the goals and objectives of the organization over the next five years. We are excited by our opportunities for growth. With the plan in place, we have rolled up our sleeves and dug in deep. If you would like to be a part of our exciting work, please contact us at: To view the plan, click on this link.

Funding for our Nurturing Families program has been generously furnished by First 5 of San Mateo County.




In the Spotlight

Come to Our Night of Dreams!
March 8, 2018 at Sharon Heights Golf & Country Club
6:00 - 9:30 PM

On Thursday, March 8, 2018, Family Connections will host its 7th Annual Night of Dreams event at the beautiful Sharon Heights Golf & Country Club in Menlo Park. Please join us for a wonderful evening and program that is sure to inform, inspire and move you in our mission to create Thriving Kids and Thriving Families in our underserved communities. You can join us by purchasing your ticket or making a sponsorship today! Not able to attend? You can still donate towards this important evening for Family Connections.

Night of Dreams will once again gather more than 250 new and returning guests from across the Peninsula. Together we will help Family Connections celebrate the potential that exists in every child and family, and raise vital funds to keep our impactful programs available to families in our community.

To purchase tickets: Click Here
Not able to attend but would like to make a donation? Click Here

Family Connections’ highlights from this year!

Student Graduations on June 3rd at our three sites

Our enriching Pre-K program ensures our graduates attending Kindergarten or Transitional Kindergarten have the academic, social and emotional skills ready to learn and develop!

Young Scholars field trip to the Computer History Museum

Our Young Scholars and their families learned about the importance of technological artifacts and how these have influenced modern day technology

Daddy & Me Program

We’ve made the Daddy & Me Program a priority this year, doubling the number of days. We encourage hands-on father engagement and dads take the initiative to plan and lead activities that share their skills.

Family Treasurers Project

Each month the Family Treasures Project enables our moms, grandmas (and/or caregivers) to take leadership roles in the classroom by sharing their expertise, personal stories, and “family treasures”.