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Family and Community Partnerships

The Family and Community Partnership (FCP) Liaison Project is funded by the Ohio Department of Education ESSER funds, and the project is managed by  the Ohio Statewide Family Engagement Center at The Ohio State University.  This is a regionally based program, operating out of Educational Service Centers, designed to identify gaps and needs, and support the connection of resources to support our most vulnerable student populations.

We are excited about building our partnerships with schools, families, and community organizations to continue to provide support in increasing equity and opportunity for our students with obstacles to overcome.

If you have any questions or would like more information about our programming, or if you have feedback or ideas of how to partner with us, we would love to hear from you!  You can reach us at or or (740)797-0064.

Catherine Lachman, M.Ed is a licensed school counselor, with a passion and interest in trauma informed care, resiliency, and social emotional learning.  She has worked professionally in Athens and Meigs counties for 20 years, and has worked in community agencies with kinship families, families experiencing homelessness, as well as time in the schools as a school counselor.  Advocacy and being a voice for the vulnerable is a deeply held value in her work and personal life.

Amy Eing began her career journey in higher education after completing her undergraduate degree in business.  During her time in higher education, she developed skills and discovered her love for supporting students overcoming barriers and challenges.  Her career path led her to working with clients at the Department of Job and Family Services, as well as working in school districts with students with disabilities, before joining the ESC in the McKinney-Vento and FCP roles.

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