GIPS Names Morganflash New Families In Transition Coordinator
GRAND ISLAND, (Neb.) — A new face will be leading the Families in Transition (FiT) program through Grand Island Public Schools.
Caitlin Morganflash has been named the new FiT Coordinator and will be stepping into her new role as the 2023-24 school year starts.
Morganflash brings a wealth of family support experience to the FiT program. She previously served as the EDN/Head-Start Services Coordinator in Hastings for the last four years. Prior to her work with Head-Start, she served as a Family Support Specialist with Better Living Counseling Services for three years. Connecting families and children with support services is a passion she looks forward to sharing with GIPS.
Speaking of her approach to the work with FiT, Morganflash shared, “I think life and progress in anything (including school or families maintaining their basic needs) has become harder and more of a challenge. I believe if we step back, we set small goals or just “next steps” we can get further ahead. Small progress in the grand scheme of things can add up to big changes!”
Morganflash is set to lead the FiT program later this month. Her addition to the team comes at the heels of Holly Boeselager, previous FiT Coordinator, stepping into the classroom to teach World History at GISH for the 2023-24 school year.
Grand Island Public Schools’ Families in Transition (FiT) outreach team aims to promote the scholastic success of students in transitional living situations. Students that are considered ‘in transition’ are those of families living with other families, in shelters, motels, or living in the streets. Assuring these students are provided basic home and school resources is critical given that currently, Hall County, Grand Island, Nebraska has one of the highest poverty and transient rates in the entire state.
FiT is a program within the outreach center housed on the first floor of the Kneale Administration Building in Grand Island. Direct support and services for families that FiT provides includes:
Food Security Services
Action Cab Taxi Vouchers
Transportation Aid for Students to and from School
Archipelago food and clothing pantry
Patrons interested in donating home goods or non-perishable food items to the GIPS FiT program may reach out to the Kneale Administration Building at 308.385.5900 or send a message through Let’s Talk.
More information may also be found on the GIPS FiT program webpage.