Parent Villages, Inc.,
General Partnership Initiative exemplifies our commitment as agents caring for children, youth and families. Our partnerships offer opportunities for sharing resources, increased visibility and expansion of diverse missions and visions of all programs that focus on supporting our Children and Families.
The Massachusetts Education Equity Partnership (MEEP) is a collective effort of civil rights, social justice, and education advocates from across the Commonwealth working together to promote educational equity for historically underserved students in our state’s schools.
The Massachusetts Education Equity Partnership represents a statewide movement of advocates for educational equity committed to building power and capacity in historically underserved communities, advancing policies and practices that achieve educational justice, and shifting decision-making power and representation throughout the education system to be inclusive of community voices. MEEP mobilizes a diverse group of leaders across sectors to strategically enhance opportunities for all Massachusetts families. To learn more about MEEP visit them at www.https://masseduequity.org/
Read! Reading Success by 4th Grade of Springfield City Library is a community initiative with the goal of ALL of Springfield’s children reading proficiently by the end of 3rd grade. They have received national recognition for their community work, and in March 2019, the Springfield City Library was designated as the new community-based home for the program. Reading is essential for academic success, and the program has continued to advocate for and educate students with its cross-sector initiative, Springfield-based strategies, and resources. To learn more about Reading Success By 4th Grade visit them at: https://www.readby4thgrade.com/
The Common Start Coalition is a statewide partnership of organizations, providers, and individuals working together to make high-quality early education and child care affordable and accessible to all Massachusetts families. Our goal is to ensure that all children in our Commonwealth have the same, strong start and enter school on a level playing field. We are a diverse coalition including community, faith-based, labor, business, and early education and care organizations, as well as early educators, parents, networks, and direct service organizations.
Parent Villages is a new convener partner with Common Start Coalition under the leadership of Jynai McDonald, Family Child Care Coordinator, "working to create a comprehensive policy that includes free care/sliding scale fees, nontraditional hours, quality care, and fair compensation for early educators and providers."
To learn more the Common Start Coalition visit them at https://commonstartma.org
[Moving, Improving, and Gaining Health Together}
Our new partnership with MIGHTY an intensive six-month group program held at the YMCA that emphasizes physical activity, nutrition, and change of habits for the entire family builds upon our commitment to health and wellness.
The Pediatric Weight Management Program is a multidisciplinary program serving children, adolescents, and young adults ages 2 to 21 with a diagnosis of obesity. It offers children and families resources to promote healthy nutrition, healthy activity, and a healthy lifestyle.
For Evaluation Information or To Enroll Contact:
Springfield MIGHTY Program
Kara Swain, Program Coordinator
Baystate Children's Hospital MIGHTY Program
413-739-6951, ext: 2257
To learn more about Baystate MIGHTY Program visit them at:
Springfield Red Sox provides co-ed baseball training and team play for 8-14-year-olds. The organization has been active since 2016. The services are FREE to all youth who are interested. Coach and life long Springfield resident Adrian Monroe have been helping our youth learn the skills, discipline and community unification baseball ignites since its inception.
Join us in supporting Springfield Red Sox and the selfless work Coach Monroe and his team demonstrate to our children and community!
Kid’s Pick-Up Games has been active since February 2016. Justin Cotton and his team provide basketball, soccer, baseball, and football for 3-14-year-old children.
Their mission is to make sure that every kid in Springfield, Ma has access to a high-quality sports experience.
High-Quality Sports Experience
Dedicated and knowledgeable coaches
Purposefully constructed teams
Making and maintaining friendships