BRIGHT SPOT STORIES
During the NOW strategic planning process, we selected 11 Bright Spot Communities. After a national scan, these communities were selected for their innovative strategies to align early childhood systems and build community capacity to promote child wellbeing. Vital Village visited selected sites to learn about these local initiatives. Read more below about these bright spots, their models and approaches, and key lessons learned from their work.
Fort Worth, TX
Early Learning Alliance
The Early Learning Alliance is a working group that includes over 50 diverse organizations and individuals focused on aligning efforts so that all children succeed.
East Harlem, NY
LSA Family Health
The mission of LSA Family Health Services is to support and serve vulnerable people with a historic mission of caring for people who are ill in their homes.
The Blackfeet Food Access and Sustainability team began in 2015 to increase awareness of and work together to reduce hunger within the Blackfeet Nation Reservation.
Fostering Hope Initiative
The Fostering Hope Initiative is a neighborhood based, collective impact initiative designed to promote the positive development of children, strengthen families and build community.
New Haven, CT
Mental Health Outreach for Mothers
MOMS aims to improve children’s wellbeing and ability to reach their full potential, by developing a community-wide and accessible system that supports maternal health and wellbeing.
Witnesses to Hunger
Witnesses to Hunger recruits, trains, and empowers families experiencing hunger to advocate for policy and system changes at the local, state, and national level.