The Family Partnership was one of ten programs nationally selected for the highly competitive Promising Ventures Fellowship supporting social entrepreneurs in the early childhood field. Our Executive Functioning Across Generations® innovation that builds school readiness, buffering kids against toxic stress while building brainpower, was selected for the Early Innovations track.
Dianne Haulcy, President & CEO and John Everett Till, Sr. Vice President of Strategy and Innovation will participate in the fellowship for six months (October 2022-March 2023) gaining access to innovators and experts in both early childhood and social enterprises. The fellowship includes dedicated coaches and specialized training resources with sponsorship from the Overdeck Foundation.
“This fellowship provides the opportunity for us to accelerate taking our curriculum to scale nationally. Boosting children’s executive functioning brain skills is proven to stick with them over time, advancing both learning and lifelong success.”Dianne Haulcy
Promising Ventures selection criteria included ventures that centered equity along with having the potential to drive social impact at scale. The Family Partnership’s executive functioning curriculum was centered from the beginning on the children and families of color that The Family Partnership serves building-in a strong focus on addressing equity in communities seeking resources to break intergenerational cycles of poverty, adversity, and trauma.
Promise Ventures Studio invited The Family Partnership to participate in a national exploration of school readiness ventures hosted by the Gates Foundation in October. The new international initiative called Measures for Early Success brings early childhood innovators together so they can pool their talents to identify equity-centered measures of school readiness that do not “fade out” when children enter kindergarten.
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