Fields Corner Children Thrive
Marika Hewes, (617)740-2572
Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates):
Mon-Fri 9-5+ & scheduled events
Thrive in 5 works with all the people who support young children - their families, early care and education providers, health and human service providers, and their city - to ensure that every child in Boston has the nurturing early care and experiences that provide a solid foundation for success in school and in life. The Field’s Corner Children Thrive overall goals are to:
- Empower and support parents and caregivers with new knowledge and skills to nurture children’s healthy development through reading, talking and playing.
- Ensure collaboration among service providers, developing programs that prepare children to learn and meet parents and caregivers where they are and without prejudice.
- Involve the entire Fields Corner community in creating, identifying, mapping and connecting resources that are accessible to all.
For FCCT (not all Thrive in 5): Joel Abrams, CEO, Dorchester House Multi-Service Center
Dorchester House Multi-Service Center (Thrive in 5 "hub agency"); Codman Square Health Center, College Bound Dorchester, DotWell, Family Nurturing Center, Will W. Henderson Inclusion Elementary School and the Neighborhood House Charter School.
How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures:
Contact Marika.Hewes@DorchesterHouse.org at (617)740-2572.
Key Programs Offered:
School Readiness Roundtables: Parents, service providers and educators join together to connect children and families with resources and meet other community members. The Field’s Corner Children Thrive School Readiness Roundtable will be the decision-making body for what is included in an action plan to build a culture that supports early childhood education in Fields Corner. Parents, families, friends and neighbors are needed to make this an authentic plan for the Fields Corner area.