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

Effective 5th June, Family Connections Welcomes
Sarah Poulain as its new Executive Director

We are pleased to announce that Sarah Poulain has joined the organization
as the new Executive Director

Ms. Poulain is an accomplished nonprofit leader, with more than 20 years of experience in the early childhood and family services field.  She has held various roles from executive leadership to clinical services and program management.

“We conducted an extensive search for an Executive Director who would bring a successful nonprofit leadership track record with strong financial, collaborative, and programmatic experience, and who is passionate about our mission,” said Nic Kiyasu, President of the Family Connections Board of Directors.  “The Board and staff believe Sarah has what Family Connections needs to lead the growth and expansion of our organization.”

Ms Poulain said, “What excites me the most about coming to Family Connections as the Executive Director is becoming a part of an organization that provides such rich programs for our most underserved community members, in a way that encourages true family engagement and supports strong and healthy relationships in the early years. I feel fortunate to have the opportunity be a part of Family Connections.”