On Thursday, December 13, 2012, Meriden Children First will hold its Annual Meeting at the Board of Education, 22 Liberty Street, Meriden. The meeting takes place at 6 p.m.
“It has been a very busy year,” said Meriden Children First Executive Director David Radcliffe. “We have a lot to be thankful for, and a lot to show for our efforts.”
A $465 million Promise Neighborhood planning grant from the U.S. Department of Education brought together many new and old partners to work on behalf of Meriden’s neediest children. Because of that planning process, Children First has identified millions of dollars in potential funding and has played a part in developing or launching several important initiatives, including:
- A pilot program to extend the school day at Casimir Pulaski School
- A home-visiting intervention program for the Meriden Family Zone
- A nationally recognized Efforts to Outcomes database to track activities and outcomes for families who live in the Zone
- A prenatal care program at the Community Health Center
- A new Family Resource Center at Roger Sherman Elementary School
At the Annual Meeting, Children First will look back on and celebrate these and other milestones and look ahead to the work to be done in 2013 and beyond.
The organization will also announce and honor this year's Children's Champions--nominated by people in the community for their work on behalf of Meriden children--and commemorate the graduation of Meriden parents from UConn's People Empowering People (PEP) leadership training program.
For more information about the Annual Meeting or Children First, please call (203) 630-3566 or visit www.MeridenChildrenFirst.org.