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Wellington Management Foundation Awards $200,000 Catalyst Gift to Massachusetts ParentChild+


Press Release, 10/18  

MASSACHUSETTS October 2018 – The Parent-Child Home Program (PCHP), a leading early childhood school readiness organization working in 14 states nationwide and five other countries, is proud to announce that it has been awarded $200,000 Wellington Management Foundation Catalyst Grant. Thanks to this grant, allocated over three years, PCHP will be able to open a new site in Malden, Massachusetts. Beginning with 15 families when it opens, PCHP will be able to work with more than 40 families over the three years.

In Malden, the need for PCHP is clear – 45% of district students are considered economically disadvantaged and 24% of children 18 years and under live below the poverty line. In addition, Malden High School is the most diverse high school in the state. Behind these statistics are too many children who are already behind when they start school, and too many who will never catch up. PCHP is thrilled to be able to start working with families in Malden in order to prevent the achievement gap and support families in building school success for their children.

“The Malden Public Schools are enthusiastic about the opportunity to start a new Parent-Child Home Program (PCHP) site by fall 2018,” states John Oteri, Superintendent of Malden Public Schools. “This evidence-based school readiness and family support program will significantly contribute to the MPS early childhood continuum of services for children and families. PCHP will effectively reach out to the diverse population of English Language Learners in the city who will greatly benefit from this terrific program.”

PCHP is confident that working with parents, it will be able to significantly impact school readiness in Malden. We thank Wellington Management for making this significant investment in the future school success of the children of Malden.

Media Contact:
Michelle Ioannou, Social Media & Events Manager
Phone: 516.883.7481 Email: mioannou@parent-child.org

About Parent-Child Home Program

Parent-Child Home Program (PCHP) uses education to break the cycle of poverty for under-resourced parents and their young children. Through an international network of program sites, PCHP works one-on-one with parents to ensure their children achieve their greatest potential in school and in life. Highly trained Early Learning Specialists engage families by modeling reading, conversation, and play activities designed to support vulnerable children and their parents. Through twice weekly home visits over two years, PCHP provides families the skills, materials, and support to help parents engage and teach their children. Since 1965, PCHP has been assisting underserved communities in replicating and expanding this proven program, setting children on the road to school and life success and strengthening families and communities. For more information please go to www.parent-child.org.

About The Wellington Management Foundation

The Wellington Management Foundation was founded in 1992 in Boston, Massachusetts and supports programs and organizations that improve educational opportunities for youth from traditionally underserved and economically challenged communities. Through Annual Grants, Catalyst Gifts, and Strategic Partnerships, the Foundation supports more than 60 education-focused nonprofits in eastern Massachusetts and 10 global cities where Wellington Management has offices. The Catalyst Giving Initiative was launched in 2015 to help education-focused nonprofits that are showing meaningful and sustainable academic outcomes move forward in a significant way towards their strategic vision.

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