Family Engagement
Serving Families Throughout The South Boston Community

Family Engagement is designed to help support our most isolated families. The focus of Family Engagement is school readiness and parent support, empowering parents to be their child’s first teacher and strengthening the family unit.  Program components include Literacy events, Read & Rise program, Moms and Music, Countdown to Kindergarten, Young Parents Nurturing program, the Parenting Education and Support Program, Parent Café series, Welcome Baby visits and infant massage classes, and other community wide events and activities.

Program Goals

School Readiness (for both children and parents) empowering parents to be their child’s first teacher

Parenting Support (in accordance with the State’s recognized evidence based Strengthening Families Programming).

Family Engagement Programs:

  • Literacy events
  • Read & Rise program
  • Moms and Music,
  • Collaborative events
  • Countdown to Kindergarten
  • Young Parents Nurturing Program
  • The Parenting Education and Support Program
  • Parent Café series
  • Welcome Baby visits
  • Other community wide literacy events.


All Programs are FREE and we typically provide refreshments, child care and transportation as necessary.


Family Engagement partners with The City of Boston’s Coordinated Family and Community Engagement, The Children’s Trust and South Boston’s Family Engagement Network


Our Family Engagement Programs are funded by the Cummings Foundation, Dean Foundation for Little Children, P&G Gillette Comforts of Home, Liberty Mutual Foundation, Ratshesky Foundation and The Children's Trust.

For More Information Contact

Cheryl Itri, Director of Early Education & Care Programs 617-268-1619 x 205


Idalia Grant, Welcome Baby Coordinator 617-268-1619 x 403