Newport Family and Child Opportunity Zone
Christine Arouth, Director of Newport Family & Child Opportunity Zone
Newport, RI 02840
P: (401) 845-8579 x23
F: (401) 845-0591
The Newport Family & Child Opportunity Zone (NFCOZ) serves Newport children from birth to grade four and their families. The NFCOZ provides early childhood services, school age programs such as after school programs and school vacation camps, parent support and education, health and wellness activities, and connection to community resources. We work closely with all four Newport elementary schools to support family involvement and promote school success.
The mission of the NFCOZ is to provide services and referrals to Newport children and their families in school and community settings, in partnership with Newport Public Schools, parents, and the community.
Rhode Island’s Child Opportunity Zones (COZs) are a full service community school model of school-linked family centers that bring schools, families and communities together to promote success in school for all children and youth. COZs are welcoming places in or near schools where families can access education, health and social service programs, supports and referrals to address barriers to student achievement at the highest levels. Each COZ bases its coordinated system of services, programs and supports on the individual needs and resources of its schools, families and community.
For more information about each individual component or for contact information for each component, click on this link to the NFCOZ page on the Newport Public Schools website.