Brick and Beam is excited to be hosting representatives from our three funding finalists on Tuesday evening at the Portland House of Music from 5:30-7:30. Agencies will be presenting their programs under consideration for a Brick & Beam investment up to $50,000.
Congolese Community of Maine (CoCo Maine)-dual generation program for early childhood education.
Program will offer English language classes, family literacy initiatives, parenting activities and outreach to parents and children ages 2-5. Goal is to prepare children and their families for a better transition to kindergarten by providing early opportunities for learning English.
The Opportunity Alliance with Starting Strong Partners- Birth to five screening initiative
Pilot project will offer more creative, comfortable and holistic opportunities for developmental screenings to better support families and connect children aged birth -4 to resources that could greatly improve their quality of life.
Youth and Family Outreach-The Families Matters Program
Program focuses on creating building blocks that families can use to create habits of eating healthy meals together. Program will educate families how to prepare meals, shop, and cook on a budget. Reducing food insecurity through education will ensure that our children are better prepared for school.
We will be collecting feedback from members at the event to help guide our final decision. Members and anyone interested in learning more about Brick & Beam are welcome to attend.
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