Family Success Alliance
We all want a decent life – to be able to pay the bills, put healthy food on the table and see our children succeed in school and in life. Yet in Orange County, we’re seeing discouraging trends in our families and our communities doing these basic things. And when families struggle to make ends meet, it impacts their children now and for years in the future. The effects of income on children start early with the way children’s brains are built, and continue through school, careers and health.
No one organization or individual has the “silver bullet” to change the way poverty decreases the chances our children and our community have to succeed. That’s why Freedom House has joined a diverse group of elected officials, community organizations, and government partners are coming together to adapt lessons from successful models, like the Harlem Children’s Zone, to Orange County.
These models improve children’s chances for educational and economic opportunities by serving a defined geographic area (a zone) and its children with a seamless “pipeline” of evidence-based programs, services, and supports from cradle to career.
Learn more at: http://www.orangecountync.gov/departments/health/FSA.php