Family Center


                 Bruce Vento Family Center                       

    The Bruce Vento Family Center is here to build relationship with families and create a bridge between school and home. We are located in room 1302 and are available school days from 9 am to 3 pm. It is our goal to provide families with the opportunities, resources, and connection to school supporting a bright future for every child. We hope to be a home for families at school and create a partnership.

    Families are welcome to visit anytime, we look forward to meeting you!  


     Services Provided-

    Housing Resource Information

    Employment Resources and Support

    Educational Resources for Families

    Information on Adult Education Classes

    Community Connections

    Food Pantry

    Literacy Resources

    Volunteer Opportunities for Parents

    Community Garden Connection   and much more! 


    Phone: 651-744-5779

    Parent Liaison-

    Gretchen Ray

    Gardening Coordinator-

    Kirsten Saylor 

    UMN Extension -- Family Development


    Neighborhood House Staff- (Family Center hours on Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday weekly)

    Fartun Abdinoor, Site Coordinator/Crisis Worker


    Bwei Paw, Refugee Resettlement Program Family Worker

    Danisa Farley, Food Support Specialist (SNAP Outreach)


    Family Center Calendar: 

    Thursday, December 15th from 3:30 to 5pm Food Distribution at Bruce Vento Elementary

    Tuesday, December 20th from 8:30 to 10 am Family Connect Breakfast in the Bruce Vento Family Center