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

Family Connections is a tuition-free parent participation program for low-income families, educating over 400 individuals each year at three sites in San Mateo County. Parents participate in preschool classes with their children, from newborn to five-years-old, in a unique program that provides education for not only their children but also themselves. Family Connections’ parents stay involved in their children’s education and as a result, their children are more prepared for Kindergarten and beyond.


Funding for our new Nurturing Families program has been generously furnished by First Five of San Mateo.




In the Spotlight

4th Annual Night of Dreams Tickets on Sale

For more information on our 4th annual Night of Dreams Event, February  24, 2015 at Sharon Heights Golf & Country Club, click on the logo above to be taken to our Events page.

We are proud to honor the following individuals and organizations for their meaningful contributions to Family Connections:

Outstanding Partners - The Family of Eric & Amy Sahn

Outstanding Funders - The Morrison & Foerster Foundation

Outstanding Volunteers - Kiwanis Club of Palo Alto


2015 Night of Dreams Co-Chairs
Angela Espinosa & Meg McLaughlin

2015 Night of Dreams Host Committee
Cris Adair • Cynthia Becker • Curtis Chen • Philip Dur • Tina Clarke Dur • Renee Fischer • Bill Futornick • Michelle Futornick • Cathy Guglielmi • Carla Chun Hoblit, President, Burlingame Mothers' Club • Annie Luetkemeyer • Alisa MacAvoy • Mireille McKee • Pat Meyer • D. John Miller • Cindy Peterson • Gerald Risk • Jenny Shimizu Risk • Tracy Roeder • Joyce Romeo


To sponsor Night of Dreams, please email:






















 Alumnus Speaks

"Family Connections motivates us as a family to continue our education as parents as well as individuals.  I try to follow our teachers as role models. They are great teachers and they inspire me to keep going because I know that is so important for the well being of our children and their own development.  Thank you for supporting this program!"


Yadira Cardenas, 2013 Night of Dreams Parent Speaker


Yadira with her spouse Oscar at the 2013 Night of Dreams Recognition Event

Family Connections is a proud member of North Fair Oaks Forward.  Click on the link above to learn more about this neighborhood initiative and view
exciting news and notes from the North Fair Oaks community.