Family First Community Center is honored to serve all-ages! We have created a strategic and innovative way to meet this ambitious goal by integrating a targeted scheduling approach where we will welcome specific age groups at different times throughout the day. We will transform our community center to fully focus on that defined age group with appropriate programming. Our goal is to provide everything at FFCC for FREE or low cost (excluding HealthPoint services).
Please see below for more information on our targeted scheduling approach or check out our VISIT page to find more information on our hours of operation and details on our amazing facility.
9:00am – 12:00pm Seniors 50+ and Families with Toddlers
Our programs & services in the building will be specifically tailored for seniors (50+ years old) and toddlers and their caregivers only during this time. Some programs include; pickleball, billiards, seated stretching, soft style kung fu, acrylic art classes, senior foot care, cornhole, and more. The fitness room is also available to everyone 18 years and older during this time.
12:00pm - 2:00pm Intergenerational, All Ages Welcome
Open to all ages. Resources around financial literacy, housing support, job search, resume writing, and more will be provided during this time. The gymnasium, fitness room, and many other rooms will be available for community members to use.
2:00pm – 2:30pm Transition Period
Transition period occurs at this time.
2:30-5:30 Middle & High Schoolers
This time provides programs, resources, and services to our 6th – 12th grade students. Everything happening in the building will be geared to target teens. Parents are welcome to come with their teens, and Renton School District staff are welcome during this time.
5:30pm – 6:00pm Transition Period
Transition period occurs at this time.
6pm-8pm Intergenerational, All Ages Welcome
Open to all ages. 4th and 5th-grade students will be allowed to access the community center if they are accompanied by a sibling and/or friend who is in the 6th grade. During intergenerational hours, 3rd-grade students and below MUST always be accompanied by an adult and should NOT be left unattended while visiting the Family First Community Center. Programming during the evening intergenerational hours will be geared towards elementary age.
FFCC will primarily offer “drop-in” services with strategic programs geared towards specific ages throughout the day. The free “drop-in” model removes financial barriers and allows the community to come together in a safe space to gather and develop a sense of community with their neighbors. Unlike traditional community centers, FFCC will not own the majority of the programs we offer. We recognize that there are countless nonprofits and community-based organizations in the South King County area doing tremendous work in our region, and we want to uplift and support these groups by giving them a place to operate their programs and join us in serving the community.
FFCC has high standards for all partners that we choose to collaborate with. We hope through this process that they will grow to be an extension of our FFCC family. Prospective organizations are required to fill out an application and participate in an informal interview to become a program partner. If it’s determined that the organization is a good fit for FFCC, they will sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) agreeing to specified terms, and expectations as well as complete a background check.
FFCC and its partners will participate in an annual 360° evaluation process, meaning FFCC will evaluate the partner, the partner will evaluate FFCC. We will also invite the community to evaluate the partners and FFCC as a whole. This will allow us all to grow, learn, and make sure that the community is always being served the way it wants to be served. While we hope to provide free programming whenever possible, there will be costs associated with some programs.