Family and Community Engagement

The Henrico County Public Schools Division of Family and Community Engagement — or FACE — is an essential bridge between HCPS and the broader community. At the core of its mission is the integration of the community school framework, ensuring a comprehensive approach to education that extends beyond the traditional classroom setting. FACE strives to create a collaborative ecosystem where schools, families and the community work together to create a supportive and enriching educational environment. By emphasizing both family and community engagement, the division promotes a holistic approach to student achievement and supportive family structures. Key components of the Division of Family and Community Engagement include:

Community Partnerships: Cultivating collaborative relationships with community organizations and stakeholders to enrich the educational experience and provide diverse opportunities for students.

Family Resource Center: Serving as a hub for families to access valuable resources, information and support services that contribute to their active involvement in their child's education.

Henrico Heroes Mentoring Program: Facilitating mentorship opportunities that connect students with positive role models from the community, fostering personal and academic growth.

After-school Programming (including 21st Century Community Learning Center sites): Offering enriching and structured activities beyond regular school hours, enhancing the overall learning experience and supporting families as they balance work and child care responsibilities.

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Welcome to HCPS Family and Community Engagement

FACE is committed to building resource-rich school communities, facilitating high impact collaborations and partnerships, and boosting transformative family engagement. As the “FACE” of HCPS, we pride ourselves on genuine connections and relationships with families.

All-Together Tuesdays

Strong families build strong communities.

Join us in 2023-24 for All-Together Tuesdays! Each month, Henrico County Public Schools’ Division of Family and Community Engagement will host an evening to connect with Henrico friends and neighbors from 5-7 p.m. Using your input, we’ve put together a fun series of events and workshops for everyone! 

View the All-Together Tuesdays flyer more information

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Bridge Builders Academy

Henrico County Public Schools’ Bridge Builders Academy features virtual gatherings and discussions on a host of topics — many related to predominantly virtual learning. Our “Community Conversations” panel discussions about racial equity and change was a popular and powerful addition to the series. The Bridge Builders Academy is presented by HCPS’ Department of Family and Community Engagement and the HCPS Family and Educator Resource Center. Check out videos of past sessions at our Bridge Builders Academy page, where you’ll also find details about upcoming sessions. For more information about the Family And Educator Resource Center, visit the center’s webpage.

HCPS Rolling Resource Center

Since its debut in July 2017, our rolling resource center has provided students and families with books, “make-and-take” activities, information about exceptional education and other resources. Check back for updates about resource center appearances.

Community Learning Center

Community Learning Center hubs

Our Community Learning Center initiative leads to improved student learning, stronger families and healthier communities. Henrico County Public Schools has partnered with the Henrico Education Foundation to transform schools into hubs where children and families have onsite support from community partners at their disposal. CLC hubs provide an integrated focus on academics, health services, social services, youth and community development, and community engagement. The hubs provide a wealth of opportunities and resources to give students and parents the tools they need to learn and grow.

Our current CLC hub sites — Glen Lea and Ratcliffe elementary schools, and L. Douglas Wilder Middle School — offer personalized curricula that emphasize real-world learning and community problem-solving. What are some of the benefits of Community Learning Center hubs?

  • Students attend school more consistently.

  • Students succeed academically.

  • Students are actively involved in learning.

  • Families are increasingly involved with their children’s education.

  • Schools are engaged with families and communities.

  • Students live and learn in a safe, supportive and stable environment.

  • Communities prosper and become more desirable places to live.

Contact Information

Adrienne Cole Johnson

Chief of Family and Community Engagement
Email Adrienne Cole Johnson

1001 N. Laburnum Avenue
Henrico, Va. 23223

Nicole Boone
Assistant Director of Family and Community Engagement
Email Nicole Boone

Kiprena Viney
Administrative Assistant
Email Kiprena Viney