Welcome to HCPS Family and Community Engagement

The Family and Community Engagement, or FACE Department, is committed to building resource rich school communities, bridging high impact collaborations and partnerships, and boosting transformative family engagement. As the “FACE” of HCPS we pride ourselves on genuine connections and relationships with our families.

Info for the COVID-19 Response Fund

It is the single act of compassion of several caring individuals that amplifies the power of collective impact.

During crisis situations such as fires, floods, tornadoes, pandemics and government shutdowns, we work closely with county and state interdepartmental agencies and community partners to provide emergency resources to students and their families. We are currently responding to the coronavirus pandemic and your support will make the difference. Please contribute to our COVID-19 response fund which will allow us to stay nimble and responsive as we anticipate the varied needs of our families.


We build relationships and resource-rich school communities.

Our team is responsive to the unique needs of our diverse magisterial districts. Family advocates are based in several of our schools to ensure that the right to achieve for all Henrico students is a priority.


We bridge high-impact collaborations and partnerships.

Understanding that it takes a village, we seek and secure partnerships with entities that best benefit our students, staff and families. Strategic collaborations enhance our learning communities and the educational experiences of our learners.


We boost integrated family involvement and engagement.

With a focus on fun and informative programming opportunities, we aim to support families by supporting their young people and their schools. In addition, we have a family-focused approach, often weaving family voices throughout our processes and decision-making.

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.

Big Blue Bus

Big Blue

Our mobile resource delivery system, affectionately known as Big Blue, is our school division’s rolling resource center. Since its debut in July 2017, Big Blue has built community and brought resources to students and families, including books, “make-and-take” resources, information regarding exceptional education and other need-based resources. Find Big Blue at events throughout the county, ranging from open houses and literacy nights to summer events and parades. If you’d like to volunteer at one of these events, please complete this form.

Upcoming mobile resource center appearances

July 27

  • 10 a.m.: Hilliard Road Apartments
  • Noon: Richfield Apartments

July 28

  • 10 a.m.: Laburnum ES Camp Roar
  • 11:30 a.m.: Park West End Apartments

July 29

  • Noon: Oakland Village Apartments
  • 2 p.m.: Stoneyridge Apartments

Aug 2

  • 10 a.m.: Laburnum ES Camp Roar
  • Noon: Ratcliffe ES Ram Camp

Aug 3 (National Night Out)

  • 10 a.m.: Colonial Apartments, Treehouse Apartments
  • Noon: St. Luke Apartments
  • 4-5 p.m.: 11 North at White Oak Apartments
  • 6-7 p.m.: Robinson Park (Henrico Recreation and Parks)

Aug 4

  • Noon: Coventry Garden Apartments

Aug 5

  • 10 a.m.: Forest Meadow Mobile Home Park
  • Noon: Henrico Arms Apartments

August 9th  

  • 10 a.m.: 5704 Williamsburg Rd 

August 10th 

  • 10 a.m.: Hilliard Road Apartments
  • Noon: Richfield Apartments 

August 11th 

  • 10am: TBD
  • Noon: Park West End Apartments  

August 12th 

  • Noon: Oakland Village Apartments
  • 2 p.m.: Stoney Ridge Apt 

    August 16th 

    • 10 a.m.: Three Willows Apartments 
    • Noon: Williamsburg Park Apartments 

    August 17th  

    • 10 a.m.: Colonial/ Tree house Apartment 
    • Noon: St. Luke’s Apartments 

    August 18th 

    • 11 a.m.: Coventry Garden Apartment 
    • 12:30p: 11 North at White Oak Apartments 

    August 19th 

    • 10 a.m.: Forest Meadow 
    • Noon: Henrico Arms Apartment  

    August 20th 

    • 4 p.mm: Back to School Event- East Rec Center 

    August 23 

    • TBD

     August 24th  

    • 10 a.m.: Hilliard Road Apartments 
    • Noon: Richfield Apartments 

     August 25th  

    • 10 a.m.: 7831 Shrader Rd 
    • 11:30 a.m.: Park West End 

    August 26th 

    • Noon: Oakland Village Apartments 
    • 2 p.m.: Stoney Ridge Apartments 

    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.



    New Bridge Learning Center

    Adrienne Cole Johnson,
    Director of Family Engagement

    Debora Ringgold,
    Family Engagement Coordinator

    Van-Neisha Johnson,
    Community Engagement Coordinator

    Diane Cotman,
    Lead Family Advocate

    Syble Pemberton,
    Lead Family Advocate

    Leroy Adams,
    Lead Family Advocate

    Alexis Simms,
    Family Resource Facilitator

    Terry Talbott,

    Family and Community Engagement
    1001 N. Laburnum Avenue
    Henrico, Va. 23223
    Adrienne Cole Johnson, Director