Focus Area: Early Childhood
Grant Amount: $7,500
Based in Minneapolis, serves Twin Cities metro area. Way to Grow is a collaborative home-visiting-based program whose goal is to help very vulnerable families get their children ready for school.
Grant supports continuing Way to Grow’s recent expansion of services in Brooklyn Park and Brooklyn Center to help 275 children be ready for kindergarten. Expansion will support multi-generational family engagement, including family engagement nights, weekly learning classes with curriculum-based learning opportunities for parents and their children 18 months and younger, and home visiting. Way to Grow responded to the pandemic by delivering programming to families via Zoom and mailing out program components. It is now starting to resume in-person visits, an important element to building relationships.