Empower vulnerable families to develop healthy, stable, nurturing environments for young children beginning at birth, sustained by a network of partners committed to social change
480 individuals participated monthly in programs
85 children are enrolled in the 4-star quality daycare
27 children receive scholarships through Partnership for Families
400 clients are served annually through our nonprofit partners
Goal 1: Children will enter kindergarten with the language, academic and social skills to succeed in school.
Believing that reaching children early in life is the best way to ensure long-term success,The Robins Foundation became the founding investor of the Partnership in 2004. The foundation then funded construction of the Lora Robins Family Learning Center, PFF’s current headquarters, which was completed in 2010. The Robins Foundation also largely funded a business planning process to help PFF define its path to greater impact and sustainability, and is now ready to make room for wider community investment in early childhood development. In 2012, the Partnership for Families Foundation secured its 501(c)(3) status to begin raising funds to support this mission of the Partnership for Families.
No single organization is responsible for any major social problem, nor can any single organization cure it. Shifting from isolated impact to collective impact is not merely a matter of encouraging more collaboration or public-private partnerships. It requires a systemic approach to social impact that focuses on the relationships between organizations and the progress toward shared objectives. And it requires the creation of a new set of nonprofit management organizations that have the skills and resources to assemble and coordinate the specific elements necessary for collective action to succeed.
Partnership for Families, the backbone organization, has a dedicated staff who plan, manage, and support the collaborative initiative through ongoing facilitation, technology and communications support, data collection and reporting, and handling the myriad logistical and administrative details needed for the initiative to function smoothly. At PFF, we pursue six common activities to support and facilitate collective impact.
We provide the following for our partner agencies:
1. Guide vision and strategy
2. Support aligned activities
3. Establish shared measurement/collective impact strategies
4. Build public will
5. Advance public policy
6. Mobilize funding
7. Allocate and leverage pass-through funding
8. Intensive outreach activities designed to recruit and retain our most challenged families
Our partners below can be recognized as service providers or as advisory partners:
· Commonwealth Parenting/ Children's Museum of Richmond
· Early Childhood Development Initiative
· Family Lifeline/ CHIP of Greater Richmond.
· FRIENDS Association for Children
· Goodwill of Central Virginia
· Reach Out and Read
· READ Center
· Richmond Public Library
· Virginia Literacy Foundation
· VCU-Health Systems Childcare
· Ways To Work
· Smart Beginnings
Ms. Veronica Fleming joined the Partnership in May, 2015 after working for the past 10 years with Virginia Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), where she last served as Senior Program Officer. Among her many accomplishments, Ms. Fleming launched and over saw LISC’s Building Sustainable Communities, a multi-faceted initiative in Richmond and Petersburg which focused on commercial corridor revitalization, playing fields and parks restoration, and other community-strengthening efforts.
Prior to her work with LISC, Ms. Fleming held a variety of executive-level positions with nonprofit organizations devoted to the betterment of communities, families and individuals. She served as National Director of U.S. Programs for Christian Children’s Fund (now Child Fund International), a Richmond-based sponsorship agency serving people in poverty at the international level. Before that, Ms. Fleming was Executive Director for Youth Matters, an initiative of the Greater Richmond Chamber of Commerce, and for the Garfield F. Childs Memorial Fund, a provider of services to residents of public housing.
Each summer, The Partnership has offered a Kindergarten Transition Program for North Richmond children that have not had the opportunity to attend formal pre-school before entering kindergarten. These children often enter kindergarten well behind their peers in literacy skills as well as socialization and behavioral expectations. This program allows kindergarten teachers to concentrate their valuable early school year days on instruction rather than classroom management. We partner with ExCELL and the Richmond City School system.
Indirect Public Support HelpIndirect public support represents revenue received through solicitation campaigns. This includes funding United Way and other federated fundraising organizations, but does not include donor designated contributions.
Earned Revenue HelpEarned revenue represents income generated in direct exchange for a product or service.Earned income includes income from government contracts.
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