OCSN

 

OCSN Coordinators bring together families, educators, and community partners and provide access to top-quality academics, enrichment, and health and social services under one roof so all students can succeed in school and life. 

Community schools utilize the assets of the entire community—including the gifts of people who live and work there, parents, families, residents and community partners to create the optimal learning conditions for each student.

We believe that schools are most effective working in collaboration. 

Through these partnerships, community schools become the center of the neighborhood and a safe space to seek help and support educationally and otherwise.

Community schools are in the community, with the community, and for the community

Jenna Walbeck 
OCSN Team Lead - Hamilton Community Schools
Community School Coordinator - Hamilton Elementary 
jwalbeck@hamiltonschools.us

Sarah Manner 
Community School Coordinator - Hamilton Middle School 
smanner@hamiltonschools.us 

Tyler Mouw
Community School Coordinator - Hamilton High School 
tmouw@hamiltonschools.us 

Community School Coordinators remove barriers for K-12 students and connect students and families to resources, such as:

 

 

If you find yourself in need of specific supports, please reach out to your OCSN Coordinator or explore this OCSN Hamilton Community Schools Resource Guide. 

 

 

 

OCSN Coordinators host a Mobile Food Pantry distribution once a month in Hamilton. Distributions will take place a the Hamilton Community Schools "Old Bus Garage" at 3644 48th Street from 5-6pm. 

Upcoming dates for 2022 are as follows: 

Monday September 26th 
Monday October 24th 
Monday November 21st 
Monday December 19th 

 

If you are in need of food support and cannot attend the food distribution, feel free to access Feeding America's website for other local Mobile Food Pantry distributions at: 
https://www.feedwm.org/mobile-pantry-schedule/

 

 

 

OCSN Hamilton Community Schools Resource Guide 

2-1-1 Basic Needs -
 Michigan 2-1-1 is an easy way to connect with help of all kinds, right in our community. Need help with food, housing, or paying bills? Need support in a family crisis or community disaster? 2-1-1 is here for you.

MI Bridges - MI Bridges can help you to access more than 30,000 state and local services and programs.

988 - Suicide & Crisis Lifeline 

 

OCSN In The News

On Monday, November 21, our Ottawa Community School Network (OCSN) coordinators helped put on another monthly mobile food pantry with Feeding America West Michigan.

Hamilton Community Schools Superintendent Dr. Bradford Lusk and his family joined a team of volunteers from Haven Church, Hungry for Christ, and others to assist our neighbors in need.

Here are the final statistics of those who found assistance!
278 Individuals 
67 Households
129 Children
44 Seniors
16 Veterans 

UPCOMING 2023 FOOD DRIVE DATES:
(None in December 2022)

Monday, January 30th
Monday, February 27th
Monday, March 27th
Monday, April 24th
Monday, May 22nd
Monday, June 26th
Monday, July 31st
Monday, August 28th
Monday, September 25th
Monday, October 30th
Monday, November 20th
Monday, December 18th

OCSN Contacts

Jenna Walbeck 
OCSN Team Lead - Hamilton Community Schools
Community School Coordinator - Hamilton Elementary 
jwalbeck@hamiltonschools.us

Tyler Mouw
Community School Coordinator - Hamilton High School 
tmouw@hamiltonschools.us 

Sarah Manner 
Community School Coordinator - Hamilton Middle School 
smanner@hamiltonschools.us 

Dr. Lusk joins OCSN Coordinators, volunteers at monthly mobile food pantry 278 individuals find assistance during the November pantry
Hamilton District collects 1,943 cans during OCSN Canned Soup Drive Hamilton Middle School wins the district-wide competition, collecting 451 cans for those in need!
Monthly mobile food pantry helps 272 individuals in need OCSN Coordinators, Feeding America help provide food to 80 households in our area