NOW LEARNING COMMUNITY

Generations Forward Children’s Collaborative

Whatcom County, Washington

About Us

Generations Forward Children’s Collaborative is a growing collaborative of over 150 Whatcom County partners with a shared purpose to promote the well-being of Whatcom County’s youngest children and their families. Our Collaborative is organized around nine collective commitments to support children at the individual level, the family level and the community level.

Mission and Vision

The mission of the Generations Forward Children’s Collaborative is to promote the well-being of all Whatcom County’s youngest children and their families, and close opportunity gaps associated with race, ethnicity, income and family adversity.

Lead Partners

Other Partners

  • Partners include participants from diverse sectors numbering to a 150+ membership, which include:

    • Parents and Caregivers

    • Tribal Governments

    • K-12 Schools

    • Behavioral Health and Safety Supports

    • Health Care

    • Private Sectors and Funders

    • Policy And Government

    • Family Support and Basic Needs

Learning Community Goals and Strategic Priorities

During the learning community, Generations Forward Children’s Collaborative is focusing on the following goals:

  1. Courageously address equity to build trust and understanding

  2. Formalize and support family centric processes, power, and leadership

  3. Build infrastructure needed to realize our collective commitments for children and families

 

During the learning community, Generations Forward Children’s Collaborative is focusing on the following specific priorities:

  1. Honoring and supporting all families in Whatcom County with equal opportunity through building on cultural strengths, celebrating diversity and working across generations

  2. Simplifying access to services and resources for families.

  3. Improving access to quality, affordable child care.

  4. Improving access to social-emotional and behavioral health supports for children, youth and families.

  5. Prioritizing funds to support families from marginalized communities.

Highlights

Vital Village is a network of residents and organizations committed to maximizing child, family, and community well-being. Vital Village is based at Boston Medical Center.  

801 Albany Street, 2nd Floor, Boston, MA 02119

https://www.vitalvillage.org

Email: projecthope.csc@gmail.com

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