Here’s the latest news from the Network Communities Support Center:
- This week’s featured Tell Our Story submission is from Danbury, Connecticut. Danbury’s coalition is working hard to inform and engage parents in their children’s early learning. At community events, book clubs, and other social gatherings, they showed short videos about the role of parents on student learning, sparking discussions and a desire to learn more. Read their full story here.
- For communities and/or state coalitions interested in improving health outcomes for children and families, there is now a new opportunity to apply for Healthy Start funding by March 31, 2014. It is specifically geared towards perinatal health, reducing health outcome disparities, and improving access to health services. Click here for more information about this grant. The Maternal and Child Health Bureau will host a technical assistance webcast for applicants TODAY Friday, February 21, 2014 from 2:00 – 4:00 EST.
- In the latest Attendance Works’ Driving With Data Webinar, Dr. Mary Conway, member of the GLR coalition in Vernon, Connecticut, will share how she used chronic absence data to raise awareness and support for attendance. Free resources for districts and schools will also be highlighted. The webinar is on Tuesday, March 11, 2014, at 1-2:15 PM EST or 10-11:15 AM PST. Register here.
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