These are the partners who have helped Parents Forum in a variety of ways since we first organized in 1992.
Beginning anything can be a challenge! Keeping our program going has been more of a challenge than any of us expected and has certainly been a collaborative effort. The Acknowledgements section of our handbook Where the Heart Listens has a longer list of individuals, donors and grantmakers who have helped us along the way. Several donors who have made significant financial contributions are Gravestar Foundation, John DeCuevas and Baker Foundation, Nelson Costa and the Hilda Leveen Family Foundation and Reed Elsevier Cares. A grant from The Technology Foundation allowed us to upgrade this website with the capable help of Annkissam who thankfully continue host it. The contributions of Pippin Petty-Schroepel and CyberAccess in hosting our previous website were invaluable!
In 2006 Inez Foster and the Fellowes Athenaeum Trust funded Parents' Management Inc.'s initiative, allowing PMI to license our curriculum and present a year-long program of Parents Forum workshops and other activities ad the Dudley Branch Library in Roxbury, Mass. We very much appreciate Hafeezah Bell's energy and commitment throughout our work together.
From 2003 to 2008 (once or twice each year) we were able to present Parents Forum to inmates of MCI-Norfolk and appreciate the cooperation of program officials in the Department of Corrections as well as the enthusiastic response of the inmates themselves.
In 2007 Jackie Coogan and the Joint Committee for Children's Health Care in Everett invited Parents Forum to join in their effort to better support parents. They licensed our curriculum and founder Eve Sullivan trained a dozen volunteers. The Joint Committee renewed their license for a second year 2008-2009. On-going activities include parents meeting in homes, training members of Everett Police Department -at the invitation of the Chief- and a Parents Forum presentation at the April 4, 2009 Parent University.
In 2011 and 2012 we worked with Dimock Early Childhood Center, presenting four workshops to parents of children in their program.
We welcome inquiries from parents and parent group leaders about how you can put Parents Forum to work in your community!
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