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Family Resource Center

The Bret Harte Family Resource Center is here for you

Bret Harte Middle School is a community-based school. We have partnered with local residents as well as businesses like OaklandUp and Kelly’s Corner.  We have also partnered with My New Red Shoes to offer brand-new shoes and clothing gift cards to students in need, as well as Oakland Technology Exchange to offer refurbished computers to families.

We have created a place where community members can come and find necessities in our small clothing closet, as well as kitchen supplies, baby supplies, food items and more. We also help families:

  • enroll children in the school system
  • sign up for MediCal
  • sign up for social services
  • access food banks 

We have also run ESL and Basic Computer classes, where the Bret Harte community and families come to learn together. With enough funding and community engagement we will be able to continue to offer these and other services to our families in the upcoming years.

More than 100 families utilized the Family Resource Center during the 2018-2019 school year - some having been in this country for only a few days or weeks. Most of the families come from war-torn countries in the Middle East and South America. We welcome all students!

For more information about the Family Resource Center, or to inquire about volunteer or donation opportunities, please contact Nida Khalil.


Nida Khalil, Family Resource Center Coordinator

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  • Monday:  Closed
  • Tuesday:  9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday:  Closed
  • Thursday:  9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Friday:  9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.