Coming together to care for our children
That children will thrive when adults create and sustain opportunities for their growth
That change is possible when people participate in its creation
That partnerships are essential to fulfilling our mission
That schools are the anchors of a community and are where teachers, parents, caretakers, and community partners act in the best interest of their children.
Children thriving in communities with supportive families, excellent schools and flourishing neighborhoods
Neighborhoods that provide within walking distance opportunities for good food, health, recreation and education
Our ability to convene community partners in service to children and families
Diversity in all its forms
Schools and communities that are organized to provide enrichment opportunities in the summer and after school as an essential part of their services
Service and civic engagement as vital elements of personal and community well being
Literacy and the love of reading are important elements of early childhood education
The capacity of families and residents to provide service and direction to schools and neighborhoods.