Lewis & Clark Kids and Family
Lewis & Clark Kids and Families (LCKF) is made up of more than 100 faculty and staff parents. Associate Professor of French Isabelle DeMarte initiated the group in 2008 to help with the typical challenges inherent in juggling the competing needs and demands of being a parent and a higher education professional.
The LCKF Google group hosts online discussions on topics such as child care, health care, and any family-related issues or opportunities.
A small LCKF planning committee organizes an annual summer BBQ for Lewis & Clark families at the outdoor pool, and a semi-annual swap meet to exchange family items.
This year, LCKF received $12,500 from the President’s Strategic Initiative Fund (SIF) to study the feasibility of developing and operating a high-quality on-site child development center to serve children of faculty, staff, and students. Read the story here.