History, Mission, and Goals

History

Parent Villages was founded in February 2018. Since its inception, this initiative-turned-program has brought hundreds of people together to discuss all aspects of education.

Our focal point is to Build Bridges between the community and those who make decisions about our communities.  We work together with families, communities, and partner organizations to improve communication channels, policies, and structures that directly impact the quality of education and lives of all children in Greater Springfield and Western MA.

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Mission & Vision

 

  • Our mission is to build a bridge between parents, youth, advocates, community leaders, and educators to close the opportunity gap and improve the quality of education and lives of ALL children. 

  • Our vision is to close the belief gap that has infiltrated the minds of our children – that they cannot go beyond what they can see.  We do this by leveraging key partnerships, mentoring families, and financially investing in our youth via the Education Matters Scholarship.

Goals

 

Our goals are to bring the organization to a national level by seeking out knowledge networks (for workshop ideas, events, well-respected spokespersons, etc.) and capital.  We are determined to see our model replicated in inner cities across the United States.  

 

As we seek to scale to the national level, it is essential that we access investors, individuals, and organizations interested in building bridges between their community, the resources available within those communities, and the sources that make decisions for these communities; with the ultimate goal of improving the lives and education of ALL children.