Community Connections

Community Connections

  • Bethel’s Community Connections department works diligently at building and maintaining relationships with organizations, businesses and faith-based groups in our community. In the absence of local government, we strive to bring people together to meet the needs of children and families.

    District partners

    We work with many partners to keep the Bethel Family Center, located on the Challenger Secondary School campus, growing and thriving as a source of family services in our area. We partner with Right at School to provide before and after-school programs at several local schools.

    Homeless students

    We also work to ensure that our McKinney-Vento students, those lacking regular fixed housing, have opportunities to be successful in school. To learn more, click here

    Foster Care

    We work to ensure that our students in foster care have access to all educational opportunities by removing barriers, promoting school stability and providing educational support.

    America’s Promise

    We promote America’s Promise within the schools and the community. We are proud to be Pierce County’s first school district of promise. We also work with the health department and court system to keep our kids attending school.


    We support B.E.S.T. (Bethel Educational Scholarship Team) in their efforts to raise scholarships for Bethel students. We team up with the community to create a Bethel community float each spring for the Daffodil Parade to promote our community and ensure that our students can serve as royalty.

    Working together on behalf of kids

    There is an African proverb that says, “It takes a whole village to raise a child.” We are active participants in that village. We work with our partners to help families and children access every opportunity to succeed. We believe great things happen when we join hands to get the job done.

    Distribution of Materials

    We cooperate with approved community partners by posting eflyers online and distributing them electronically through our service provider, Peachjar. As part of our efforts to be more environmentally friendly, embrace innovative technology, and maintain fiscal responsibility, we have transitioned from paper to electronic flyer delivery. For more details, click here.




  • Contacts

    Jay Brower
    Community Connections Director

    Pam Paulsen
    Administrative Assistant 

    Danielle Stanford
    Community Connections Coordinator 

    Echo Abernathy
    Community Connections Coordinator 

    Family Resource Coordinator

    Rachael Campbell
    Bethel Family Center / BECCA Clerk

    Jasmine Sayres
    District Courier, South End
    Devone Sayres
    District Courier, North End