Our primary goal is to assist parents as they prepare their children to enter school by providing them with the necessary tools and resources to help them prepare for the future.
Prompted by the great work done by the Flint & Genesee Literacy Network as a result of a previous grant from The Hagerman Foundation, a Continued Support Grant was awarded to the Christ Enrichment Center Family Literacy program, now housed at the new Great Expectations Early Child Development Center at Cummings Elementary in Flint.
Education and family literacy is very important to The Hagerman Foundation. We are proud to support The Flint and Genesee Literacy Network and their work to promote literacy community-wide. The Flint and Genesee Literacy Network currently consists of a variety of community partners and has launched an ongoing collaboration to align and improve literacy resources and services in Flint and Genesee County. http://flintliteracy.net/
The Flint and Genesee Literacy Network launched a pilot program for Family Literacy at Flint’s Christ Enrichment Center. Its primary goal is to assist parents as they prepare their children to enter school by providing them the tools and resources needed to help them reach life goals. Together they work to provide family engagement throughout the program year, adult education achievement, and development on personal family goals through program participation. We were happy to award a grant to help fulfill their mission of embracing family learning.
“I’ve worked in early child development for over 15 years and have seen firsthand the impact that parents have on their child’s learning. We truly are our child’s first and most important teacher,” said Becky Foerster, executive director of The Hagerman Foundation. “I am thrilled to team up with Christ Enrichment Center and the Flint and Genesee Literacy Network.”
Dianndra Davis shared her experience with the Family Literacy Program and the impact it had on her life at The Summer Learning Professionals Conference. She discussed the life-changing relationships that were created as well as the confidence she gained both as a parent and adult education student.