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Family Resource Centers

Alma Iñiquez, Director | 1100 S. Fresno St, Tucson, AZ 85745 (Menlo Family Resource Center) | (520) 584-7455 | Email Us

Resource Center Locations: Catalina | Palo Verde | Southwest | Menlo

What we offer...

Catalina Family Resource Center, 3645 E Pima

  • About Us
    Phone: (520) 232-8684
    Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (Closed 1:00-1:30 p.m. for lunch)

    Catalina Family Resource Center offers seminars, workshops and classes!

Catalina Family Center Staff

Photo of Catalina Staff
(Left to right)
Michelle Valencia, School Community Liaison;
Arlene Padilla, Program Coordinator;
Gabriela De Figueroa, Custodian/Monitor

Classes at Family Resource Centers

  • English Language Acquisition for Adults (ELAA): Presented by Literacy Connects

    This class is offered to any adult with a desire to learn and improve their English. Students may choose from beginning, high beginning, and intermediate level classes.  

    Mon. & Wed.|9:30a.m.-10:30a.m.|Start: 9/28/20|End: 12/9/20

    Mon. & Wed.|6:00p.m.-7:00p.m.|Start: 9/28/20|End: 12/9/20

    Classes are currently full. Please call any of our centers to sign-up on a waiting list.

  • GED Preparation Class: Presented by Literacy Connects

    Prepare for your GED by improving your reading, writing, math, and thinking skills. Ages 21 and over.

    Tue. & Thu.|9:30a.m.-11:00a.m.|Start: 9/29/20|End: 12/10/20

    Tue. & Thu.|6:00p.m.-7:30p.m.|Start: 9/29/20|End: 12/10/20

    Classes are currently full. Please call any of our centers to sign-up on a waiting list.

  • Cooking Healthy: Presented by The Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona

    Parent volunteers will demonstrate how to cook nutritious meals using ingredients from the Family Resource Center’s food pantry. Participants will also learn how to make easy low-cost meals. Please click on the link to register.

    Thursdays| 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.| 10/8/20 & 10/22/20

    Thursdays| 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.| 11/5/20 & 11/19/20

    Thursday & Friday| 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.| 12/3/20 & 12/18/20

  • “Tell Me More” Virtual Series: Presented by Tucson Unified School District

    Please join representatives from across TUSD department as they provide a fun-filled,

    hands-on approach to help you support your child’s learning at home. Learn about district resources and more.           

    Tuesday| 5:30 p.m.- 6:30 p.m.| 9/29/2020| Curriculum & Instruction

    Tuesday| 5:30 p.m.- 6:30 p.m.| 10/6/2020| Career & Technical Education

    Tuesday| 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.| 10/20/2020| Multicultural Curriculum and Relevant Pedagogy & Instruction   

    Thursday| 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.| 10/29/2020| Magnet Programs and Language Acquisition

    Thursday| 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.| 11/12/2020| African American, Asian Pacific American, Mexican American, and Native American Student Services

    Tuesday| 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.| 11/24/2020| Fine & Performing Arts, Opening Minds Through the Arts, Advanced Learning Experiences, and Gifted & Talented Education

  • Brain Waves: Presented by The U of A Cooperative Extension

    This 4-class series shares the wonders of how children’s brains grow and learn. Parents will gain knowledge in brain development, emotions, and temperament; and strategies to strengthen young children. 

    Wednesdays| 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.| Start: 10/14/20| End: 11/4/20|

  • Nutrition Class: Presented by The U of A Expanded Food & Nutrition Education Program

    This class will be in English and Spanish. This class will introduce the USDA MyPlate nutrition guide. Participants will learn the importance of food safety, reading & comparing food labels, menu planning, food budgeting, and exercising.


  • Stepping Stones: Presented by The U of A Cooperative Extension

    Child behavior management for families with children with Autism. The series provides community as well as a specialized set of skills for parents to properly identify behavior problems and challenge their children to reach milestones using the Triple P (Positive Parenting Program) curriculum.

     Wednesdays| 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.| Start: 10/28/20| End: 1/20/21|

  • Positive Discipline: Presented by The U of A Cooperative Extension

    This program focuses on using kindness, firmness, dignity, and respect. After this workshop you will be empowered with skills to reduce problematic behaviors while strengthening your child's life skills.

    Tuesdays| 2:00 p.m-3:00 p.m.| Start: 11/3/20| End: 12/1/20|

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Talk It Out

Talk It Out New counseling services a joint U of A and TUSD program

*TUSD students, parents, guardians, and immediate family members, Talk It Out is currently booked through December 2020.  When you submit a request, you will be placed on a waitlist for counseling services.  Talk It Out staff will contact you when they begin scheduling appointments for January 2021.

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