Affordable Childcare Forum

Thriving Children, Strong Communities

Communities of color have historically been denied education. Now that we have access to education, are we being deprived adequate educational facilities?

Lauren Kennedy and Sarah Muncey recently founded Neighborhood Villages, a nonprofit that will seek to help improve access to affordable, high-quality child care in the City of Boston. Neighborhood Villages is piloting early childhood education centers that will serve children ages birth to four years old. Through partnership with Community Health Centers, Neighborhood Village schools will serve not only enrolled children, but their families, as well, by offering families access to coordinated targeted wraparound services including primary health care.

Ms. Kennedy is an expert in health care policy and has worked in Washington, D.C. and Massachusetts on improving access to health insurance and transforming the U.S. health care delivery system. Ms. Muncey has been a teacher in Atlanta and Boston, and most recently served as the Director of Family and Community Relations at Boston Collegiate Charter School.

The class will cost 10 dollars.