Improve the odds of success for children as they grow from cradle to career.
Not every student comes to school ready and able to learn. How well children are prepared to learn begins before they are even born. What happens between the ages of zero and three will affect them for the rest of their lives.
For Children to succeed, they must have:
- Good health care while mom is still pregnant;
- A safe home and community that supports and provides activities that encourage learning;
- Parents and caregivers with the information and experience to support development and readiness to learn;
- Community support when something happens that may have a negative impact on their health, education, or family’s ability to pay for food, shelter and other basic needs
Because children begin learning the day they are born, The PNI plans to provide parents, caregivers and community members with tools to help children learn as much as they can everyday.
Bring together parents, schools, neighborhood residents and community members to help all children succeed.
When an entire community puts children first and recognizes the need to provide resources and support, that community will see those children grow up to do great things. When we join together and all do a little more for children, we can see big benefits.
Current programs and services often don;t meet all of a child’s needs or aren;t provided for a child from birth all the way through high school. A child might receive services from more than one agency, but the agencies don’t work together to meet a child’s needs. Many programs have limited eligibility, so only a few children qualify for help.
Because of these gaps, children fall through the cracks and don’t achieve as much as they otherwise could.
Stand Beside parents and children.
The primary focus of the PNI is on the child, but the PNI must help provide families with knowledge, skills and access to resources so they can best meet the needs of the children.
If you live in the Burke Street Promise Neighborhood, you are “Eligible” to participate in our programs.
As the children grow older, PNI will work to continue to help them succeed in school and build a career.
Continue building on the work we are already doing.
Some of PNI’s activities to date include:
- Providing “Ready. Set. Grow!” for the community. Each program is a six-week pre-school prep and play group for parents and children ages 1-3. Parents learn to play, sing and talk with their babies and learn about local resources to help raise thier children.
- Offering programs that link residents with services and programs in the community.
- Holding community activities in the neighborhood for children and adults.