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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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September 2019

Future Kiddie – AZCEND FRC

September 25 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:30 am on Wednesday, repeating until November 20, 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. Contact Hunter Cordova to register at 480-963-1423 ext 119 or hunter@azcend.org.

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English as a Second Language – AZCEND FRC

September 27 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Friday, repeating until September 27, 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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October 2019

CCA Parenting Class: Child Development

October 1 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
AZCEND, 345 S California St
Chandler, AZ 85225 United States
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An overview of developmentally appropriate physical, cognitive, social and emotional milestones from birth to 11-years. Learn how to help address key features within each developmental stage. To register please contact Klesia Garcia at klesia@azcend.org or 480-963-1423 ext 119.

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Healthy Relations Support Group – AZCEND FRC

October 1 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until November 5, 2019

AZCEND, 345 S California St
Chandler, AZ 85225 United States
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Safe and confidential Domestic Violence support group. Intake required, call 844.301.7908.

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ESL – AZCEND FRC

October 1 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until October 29, 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! Clase de Inglés como Segundo Idioma es todo lo que necesita para aprendir el Inglés.

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Future Kiddie – AZCEND FRC

October 2 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 11:30 am on Wednesday, repeating until November 20, 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. Contact Hunter Cordova to register at 480-963-1423 ext 119 or hunter@azcend.org.

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Own-it Financial Education

October 3 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
AZCEND, 345 S California St
Chandler, AZ 85225 United States
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A four-week program that provides its students with knowledge and tools they need to become financially stable and independent. We offer our adult curriculum classes in both English and Spanish and we also have a teen program. All classes are offered at no cost and are taught by YW volunteers, all of whom are financial professionals. Our curriculum includes how to use credit wisely, invest for the future, manage a bank account, increase savings and reduce debt.

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Baby Sign English – AZCEND FRC

October 4 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Friday, repeating until October 18, 2019

AZCEND, 345 S California St
Chandler, AZ 85225 United States
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Babies and toddlers can communicate using simple, easy to learn signs! For children 6-24 months. To register, please contact Klesia Garcia at klesia@azcend.org or 480-963-1423 ext 119.

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Baby Sign Spanish- AZCEND FRC

October 4 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Friday, repeating until October 18, 2019

AZCEND, 345 S California St
Chandler, AZ 85225 United States
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Con el Programa Baby Signs, los niños pequeños pueden comunicarse utilizando señales simples y fáciles de aprender. Para registrarse contacte a Yessica Muñoz.

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ESL – AZCEND FRC

October 4 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Friday, repeating until October 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 apredir el Inglés.

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Gardening Class

October 7 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
AZCEND, 345 S California St
Chandler, AZ 85225 United States
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Learn low-cost ways to build healthy soil, plan your growing space, choose your crops, care for your growing garden and harvest your bounty. To register, please contact Hunter Cordova.

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Bricks 4 Kidz Lego Camp – AZCEND FRC

October 7 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 1:00 pm, repeating until October 10, 2019

AZCEND, 345 S California St
Chandler, AZ 85225 United States
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Fun way for kids ages 5-13+ to spend their school or holiday breaks! Guided by our experienced teachers and built around exciting things like amusement parks, space and robotics, children will enjoy using LEGO Bricks to build specially-designed Bricks 4 Kidz models. Explore the world of engineering, architecture and animated movie-making. To register, contact Hunter Cordova at hunter@azcend.org or 480-963-1423.

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Bricks 4 Kidz Lego Camp – AZCEND FRC

October 8 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 1:00 pm, repeating until October 10, 2019

AZCEND, 345 S California St
Chandler, AZ 85225 United States
+ Google Map

Fun way for kids ages 5-13+ to spend their school or holiday breaks! Guided by our experienced teachers and built around exciting things like amusement parks, space and robotics, children will enjoy using LEGO Bricks to build specially-designed Bricks 4 Kidz models. Explore the world of engineering, architecture and animated movie-making. To register, contact Hunter Cordova at hunter@azcend.org or 480-963-1423.

Find out more »

Healthy Relations Support Group – AZCEND FRC

October 8 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until November 5, 2019

AZCEND, 345 S California St
Chandler, AZ 85225 United States
+ Google Map

Safe and confidential Domestic Violence support group. Intake required, call 844.301.7908.

Find out more »

ESL – AZCEND FRC

October 8 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until October 29, 2019

AZCEND, 345 S California St
Chandler, AZ 85225 United States
+ Google Map

English as a Second Language is everything you'll need to learn English! Clase de Inglés como Segundo Idioma es todo lo que necesita para aprendir el Inglés.

Find out more »

Future Kiddie – AZCEND FRC

October 9 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 11:30 am on Wednesday, repeating until November 20, 2019

AZCEND, 345 S California St
Chandler, AZ 85225 United States
+ Google Map

Weekly computer classes for kids ages 3-8. Children learn typing skills & computer navigation while learning the fundamentals of S.T.E.M. Contact Hunter Cordova to register at 480-963-1423 ext 119 or hunter@azcend.org.

Find out more »

Bricks 4 Kidz Lego Camp – AZCEND FRC

October 9 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 1:00 pm, repeating until October 10, 2019

AZCEND, 345 S California St
Chandler, AZ 85225 United States
+ Google Map

Fun way for kids ages 5-13+ to spend their school or holiday breaks! Guided by our experienced teachers and built around exciting things like amusement parks, space and robotics, children will enjoy using LEGO Bricks to build specially-designed Bricks 4 Kidz models. Explore the world of engineering, architecture and animated movie-making. To register, contact Hunter Cordova at hunter@azcend.org or 480-963-1423.

Find out more »

Bricks 4 Kidz Lego Camp – AZCEND FRC

October 10 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 1:00 pm, repeating until October 10, 2019

AZCEND, 345 S California St
Chandler, AZ 85225 United States
+ Google Map

Fun way for kids ages 5-13+ to spend their school or holiday breaks! Guided by our experienced teachers and built around exciting things like amusement parks, space and robotics, children will enjoy using LEGO Bricks to build specially-designed Bricks 4 Kidz models. Explore the world of engineering, architecture and animated movie-making. To register, contact Hunter Cordova at hunter@azcend.org or 480-963-1423.

Find out more »

X-mas Registration – AZCEND FRC

October 11 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until October 12, 2019

AZCEND, 345 S California St
Chandler, AZ 85225 United States
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Provides holiday assistance for low income families in Chandler and Gilbert w/ children ages 0-18. Registration by appt. only after Oct. 15.

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Baby Sign English – AZCEND FRC

October 11 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Friday, repeating until October 18, 2019

AZCEND, 345 S California St
Chandler, AZ 85225 United States
+ Google Map

Babies and toddlers can communicate using simple, easy to learn signs! For children 6-24 months. To register, please contact Klesia Garcia at klesia@azcend.org or 480-963-1423 ext 119.

Find out more »

Baby Sign Spanish- AZCEND FRC

October 11 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Friday, repeating until October 18, 2019

AZCEND, 345 S California St
Chandler, AZ 85225 United States
+ Google Map

Con el Programa Baby Signs, los niños pequeños pueden comunicarse utilizando señales simples y fáciles de aprender. Para registrarse contacte a Yessica Muñoz.

Find out more »

X-mas Registration

October 11 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 2:00 pm, repeating until October 12, 2019

AZCEND, 345 S California St
Chandler, AZ 85225 United States
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Provides holiday assistance for low income families in Chandler and Gilbert w/ children ages 0-18. Registration by appt. only after Oct. 15.

Find out more »

ESL – AZCEND FRC

October 11 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Friday, repeating until October 25, 2019

AZCEND, 345 S California St
Chandler, AZ 85225 United States
+ Google Map

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 apredir el Inglés.

Find out more »

X-mas Registration – AZCEND FRC

October 12 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until October 12, 2019

AZCEND, 345 S California St
Chandler, AZ 85225 United States
+ Google Map

Provides holiday assistance for low income families in Chandler and Gilbert w/ children ages 0-18. Registration by appt. only after Oct. 15.

Find out more »

X-mas Registration

October 12 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 2:00 pm, repeating until October 12, 2019

AZCEND, 345 S California St
Chandler, AZ 85225 United States
+ Google Map

Provides holiday assistance for low income families in Chandler and Gilbert w/ children ages 0-18. Registration by appt. only after Oct. 15.

Find out more »
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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. In 2018, 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.

Operation Santa open registration dates for Chandler and Gilbert Families:

Registration will take place at AZCEND in Chandler, 345 S. California St. Chandler, AZ 85225 – First come first served basis.

Friday, October 11, 2019 – 9am-12pm & 2pm-5pm

Saturday, October 12,2019 – 9am-12pm & 2pm-5pm

All documentation must be present in order to register.

Proof of income (Last 30 Days)
Children’s birth certificates or official custody/guardianship documents
Photo ID for all adults
Proof of address (recent mail within 30 days, utility bill, lease)
Children’s wish list and clothing/shoe size

**Must be currently participating in an AZCEND program or have participated
in an AZCEND program in 2019 in order to qualify.**

Registration by APPOINTMENT ONLY after October 15th.

Registration will close November 15th.
Chandler: 480-963-1423 x. 106
Gilbert: 480-428-5446 x. 104

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