Increase greater educational, employment and economic security outcomes for unemployed mothers and their children through advancing formal partnerships between workforce and early care stakeholders serving children 0-8
Secure Families, Educated Kids May 1, 2015 - April 30, 2017
Assess causality between income and positive cognitive, social and brain development by providing regular cash supplements to families in poverty with young children, ages 0-5, as part of a random control study
“We’re giving individuals the tools they need to get into a career and then we’re engaging them into the mainframe of the community,” said Roberto Torres, executive director of the Hispanic Center of Western Michigan.
Strong Beginnings Program Director Peggy Vander Meulen discusses racial equity programming with Project Coordinator Denise Evans (left) and Education Coordinator Bonita Agee (right) in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Strong Beginnings Education Coordinator Bonita Agee (left) interacts with Keturah Bell and her son Elijah at a Strong Beginnings support group meeting for breastfeeding families in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
LINC UP’s Darel Ross attends the organization’s community food truck event in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The monthly event provides access to fresh foods for more than 250 disadvantaged families in the city.