Thursday, June 6, 2013

Pacific Grove "Parent's Place" seeks community input

Parents’ Place, an award winning parent support and education program of the Pacific Grove Unified School Districts’ Adult School, has sustained major funding cuts over the years, and a new organization formed to keep it open is seeking community input to accomplish its goals.

Friends of Parents' Place will host a community forum on Friday, June 7 from 12 to 1 p.m. at the Pacific Grove Community Center, 515 Junipero. Everyone is welcome.

Parents’ Place has a 25 year history in Pacific Grove, is loved and respected for the support it offers parents, the tools it provides for building healthy families, and the excellent start it gives children in life. In 2011, Friends of Parents’ Place embarked on a strategic planning process to explore the long-­term sustainability of the program. That process resulted in the development of a “Parachute Plan” –a plan that proposes a transition of the program from the existing Adult School structure to the non-­profit, Friends of Parents’ Place.

Friends of Parents’ Place is advocating for full funding by the School District of the Parents’ Place program (at or above the 2012-­‐2013 funding levels) or for PGUSD to work with us to execute the Parachute Plan. Ultimately, our goal is to ensure that continued services and supports to families are available.

The community forum’s goal is to explore the questions: “What value does Parents’ Place bring to Pacific Grove?” And “How can we ensure the program’s long-term sustainability?“

For more information, contact Colleen Beye at 816-401-9268 or parentsplacepg@gmail.com

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