Improve employment, educational, and economic stability and wellness outcomes for parents and children together through advancing a family-centered coaching framework, standards, curriculum, and set of tools adopted by cross-sector stakeholders serving families
Build the skills, knowledgebase and confidence of a regional group of journalists to better serve their communities, write stories that convey the complex dimensions of health care challenges and issues, explore their own biases and understand the impact of negative narratives in the media
“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.