Center Receives Generous Award from the Pincus Family Foundation
The Center for the Urban Child and Healthy Family received a generous award of $1,198,922 from the Pincus Family Foundation in December 2017. This grant will provide four years of funding to develop an Evaluation and Policy Core to support its mission to improve the wellbeing of children and families facing adversity. Through their philanthropy, founders David and Gerry Pincus dedicated themselves to learning first-hand about the challenges children face worldwide, then helping to address those challenges. Formed in 2005, the Pincus Family Foundation supports organizations and programs that promote children’s health, education, safety, food security, recreation and the arts locally and worldwide. The Center’s team is deeply appreciative of their continued support of our mission and work.
Boston Medical Center Awarded Seeding and Expanding Innovative Partnerships Grant from the Boston Foundation
The Center for the Urban Child and Healthy Family has been awarded a Seeding Innovative Partnerships grant from The Boston Foundation's Early Childhood Initiative Fund. This year-long support will enable a partnership between Economic Mobility Pathways (EMPath), a Boston based non-profit focused on “disrupting poverty,” and two BMC programs—the Center and Vital Villages. The outcome of this award will be a design for the application of EMPath's approach, including Mobility Mentoring® and the Bridge to Self Sufficiency®, in the context of health service delivery for pregnant women and their infants and toddlers at BMC and Vital Villages.