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From early literacy to fun activities, the Family Resource Center provides a safe, positive environment for family development.

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For more information about current Family Resource Center programs, download the Gilbert FRC Calendar and Chandler FRC Calendar.

Giggles, Squiggles, and Squirms- Chandler Location

This fun, interactive early literacy program is designed to prepare families for their children’s entrance into kindergarten. Each family is assigned a mentor that works directly with the parents and children. Children ages 3-5 learn how to count, recognize letters and sounds, sing and dance and expand their vocabulary, while developing social skills, playing and creating memories. August through May.

Monday/Wednesday AM- 9:30-11:30 AM
Tuesday/Thursday AM- 9:30-11:30 AM
Monday/Wednesday PM- 1:00-3:00 PM

AZCEND – FRC                                                   HERITAGE CENTER- FRC
345 S. California St                                                  132 W Bruce Ave
Chandler, AZ 85225                                                 Gilbert, AZ 85233
480-963-1423                                                            480-428-5446

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May 2019

Deb’s Dragons Reptile Show!

May 23 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
AZCEND, 345 S California St
Chandler, AZ 85225 United States
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Deb's Dragons are flying their way to AZCEND! Come join us to learn about and interact with a wonderful array of amazing and friendly creatures. No registration required.

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Triple P: Positive Parenting Program – AZCEND FRC

May 28 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Tuesday, repeating until June 4, 2019

AZCEND, 345 S California St
Chandler, AZ 85225 United States
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In this program parents are given tips & tricks for promoting positive parenting and encouraging behavior that you like. Please call Hunter Cordova at hunter@azcend.org or 480.963.1423 to register.

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Healthy Relation Support Group – AZCEND FRC

May 28 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until May 28, 2019

AZCEND, 345 S California St
Chandler, AZ 85225 United States
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Safe and confidential Domestic Violence support group. Meets weekly on Tuesdays. Registration is required. Please call (844)-301-7908. Child Care available.

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English as a Second Language – AZCEND FRC

May 28 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until June 25, 2019

AZCEND, 345 S California St
Chandler, AZ 85225 United States
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English as a Second Language is everything you’ll need to learn English! Clases de Inglés como Segundo Idioma es todo lo que necesita para aprendir el Inglés.

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Future Kiddie – AZCEND FRC

May 29 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:30am on Wednesday, repeating until May 29, 2019

AZCEND, 345 S California St
Chandler, AZ 85225 United States
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Weekly computer classes for kids ages 3-8. Children learn typing skills & computer navigation while learning the fundamentals of S.T.E.M. Registration is required.

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June 2019

Triple P: Positive Parenting Program – AZCEND FRC

June 4 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Tuesday, repeating until June 4, 2019

AZCEND, 345 S California St
Chandler, AZ 85225 United States
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In this program parents are given tips & tricks for promoting positive parenting and encouraging behavior that you like. Please call Hunter Cordova at hunter@azcend.org or 480.963.1423 to register.

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English as a Second Language – AZCEND FRC

June 4 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until June 25, 2019

AZCEND, 345 S California St
Chandler, AZ 85225 United States
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English as a Second Language is everything you’ll need to learn English! Clases de Inglés como Segundo Idioma es todo lo que necesita para aprendir el Inglés.

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English as a Second Language – AZCEND FRC

June 11 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until June 25, 2019

AZCEND, 345 S California St
Chandler, AZ 85225 United States
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English as a Second Language is everything you’ll need to learn English! Clases de Inglés como Segundo Idioma es todo lo que necesita para aprendir el Inglés.

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English as a Second Language – AZCEND FRC

June 18 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until June 25, 2019

AZCEND, 345 S California St
Chandler, AZ 85225 United States
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English as a Second Language is everything you’ll need to learn English! Clases de Inglés como Segundo Idioma es todo lo que necesita para aprendir el Inglés.

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English as a Second Language – AZCEND FRC

June 25 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until June 25, 2019

AZCEND, 345 S California St
Chandler, AZ 85225 United States
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English as a Second Language is everything you’ll need to learn English! Clases de Inglés como Segundo Idioma es todo lo que necesita para aprendir el Inglés.

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Family Support & Assistance Program- Chandler & Gilbert

Provides assistance to families in the community with children 0-5 years old. The program will work with families to develop goals and support families in achieving those goals. Provides emergency diapers for families in need with children ages 0 to 5, with a scheduled appointment, resources and referrals, and family support.

Child Watch- both Chandler & Gilbert

Child Watch provides a safe environment for children while their parents participate in AZCEND programs. Child Watch is open during most class times, food bank hours, and during appointments. Parents must remain on the premises while their child is in the program and sign them in and out.

Benefits Connection- Chandler & Gilbert

Meet with a Benefits Coordinator to help you navigate through the DES system with dignity by assisting you with applications for SNAP, AHCCCS, cash assistance, and other benefits, reducing the stress of waiting in long lines.

Community Health Program- see schedule for dates & locations

The FRC hosts health prevention and awareness classes, and offers support including oral health and fluoride treatments, vision and hearing screenings, blood pressure and other health check ups, and mobile onsite medical services.

Operation Santa

Each year AZCEND’s Operation Santa program provides holiday assistance to children throughout the Chandler/Gilbert community. This year, we provided over 826 children with a minimum of four gifts each, empowering families during the holidays who may have otherwise not shared this experience. Through Operation Santa, there are many opportunities to get involved, including participating in our Adopt-A-Family program, hosting a new toy and clothing drive, volunteering to pack gift bags and more.

*Chandler Location: 345 S California St, Chandler, AZ 85225

*Heritage Center: 134 W. Bruce Ave, Gilbert, AZ 85233

Please be on the look out for the 2019 registration dates!

Operation Back to School

Operation Back to School provides children with school supplies, including backpacks, shoes, socks, underwear and uniforms. AZCEND reaches out to donors and volunteers to be part of this collaborative initiative and serves as a donation site.

There are many opportunities to be involved, including sponsorship, hosting a drive at work, making a financial contribution, donating supplies or volunteering. Information about how to get involved is available online at www.azcend.org, including a list of supplies needed for various grade levels ranging from preschool to high school.

For more information: https://forourcitychandler.org/operation-back-to-school

Please be on the look out for the 2019 donation dates!