Boeing Grants $50K To ChildStrive in Everett

January 26, 2016



Formerly the “Little Red Schoolhouse”

Nice bit of news this morning from Kathleen Lefcourt at ChildStrive in south Everett…

The Boeing Company has awarded ChildStrive a grant of $50,000 in support of the agency’s Parents as Teachers program. This two-year grant enables ChildStrive to continue to provide services to families who are homeless or faced with unstable housing, poverty, mental illness or other chronic hardships and who are pregnant or are parenting very young children. This evidence-based home visiting program has proven its success by demonstrating improved social and emotional child development; increase parent resiliency; reduced child abuse and neglect; and increased connections to community resources.

ChildStrive’s Parents as Teachers program supports vulnerable families by providing a Parent Educator to each family enrolled in the program, and together they identify their strengths, focus on the parent-child relationship, and identify goals for their family.

“ChildStrive’s Parents as Teachers program is important to our community because we are building strong foundations for these families and helping to break the cycle of poverty and family dysfunction,” state Terry Clark, Executive Director of ChildStrive.

The Boeing Company held an event celebrating all of the grantees (#BoeingPartner) on Tuesday, January 26th in Seattle.

ChildStrive (formerly Little Red School House) has been serving children and families in Snohomish County for over 50 years.  Through home visiting programs that include Early Intervention, Nurse Family Partnership and Parents as Teachers, ChildStrive partners with families to support young children’s success in daily life and in the community.


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