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RUSD                    Family Resource Center 

The RUSD Family Resource Center has been in place since 1996.  The Family Resource Center offers a variety of no/low-cost programs, resources, and services to those who reside in the communities served by Rowland Unified School District.

The Family Resouce Center is located on the Northam Elementary School campus and is open:


     8:00 am until 4:30 pm 

     17800 E. Renault Street

       La Puente, CA 91744

The Family Resouce Center provides information, referrals, and resources in a variety of areas in collaboration with community agencies and organizations.  Please call the FRC for more information related to these services.  The FRC can be reached at 626) 854-2228. 

FRC Director: Miriam Kim

FRC Secretary: Irene Rodriguez

RUSD Friends of the
Family Resource Center 

The Rowland Unified School District Friends of the Family Resouces is a 501c3 non-profit that supports the work done by the Rowland Unified School District Family Resouce Center.  The Friends of the Family Resouce Center non-profit is a community based, volunteer-driven coalition, dedicated to empowering families and caring for the students of Rowland Unified School district.  

EIN TAX ID NUMBER: 36-4747732


Our Vision

To ensure that all children and youth in the Rowland Unified School District are physically, mentally, emotionally, and socially prepared to achieve their optimal learning experiences.  


Our Mission 

To support the RUSD Family Resouce Center and to help eliminate barriers that low-income, students experiencing homelessness (or McKinney-Vento), students in foster care, and other at-risk students and families might be experiencing. 

Friends of the Family Resource Center activities include:

  • Raising awareness of FRC services, resources, and programs for students and families

  • Offering and promoting volunteer opportunities for schools, community members, and groups.

  • Fundraising

  • Disbursement of designated funds for specific FRC operations



Current Board of Directors


  • Nancy Ballantyne - President

  • Beth Hodges - VP/Treasurer

  • Betty Garcia - Secretary

  • Jackie Bennett - Board Member 

  • Polita Huff - Board Member

  • Jennifer Kottke - Board Member

  • Frances Reeder - Board Member

  • Miriam Kim - FRC Director, Staff Consultant 

  • Ivonne Castellanos - FRC Staff Consultant

  • Monica Olmos - FRC Staff Consultant

  • Irene Rodriguez - FRC Secretary, Staff Consultant

  • Kathy Rodriguez - FRC Staff Consultant

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