Foundation for the Contemporary Family is committed to discovering
and assisting the development of inventive programs that meet the
needs of contemporary families and demonstrate the potential to affect
parents and children on a local or global level. We are eager to accept
grant proposals for programs which meet the specified guidelines.
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proud to support these exemplary innovative programs:
Beach Parent Education
Coffee Break is an innovative parent-school-community education program
in Laguna Beach developed by the Laguna
Beach PTA Council to promote increased awareness and involvement
in significant issues related to children’s health, education
and social-emotional well-being.
monthly forum provides an intimate setting for parents and school
administrators to hear expert speakers offer cutting edge insights
into the vital issues of raising healthy, responsible and competent
children. The inclusion of the School Board members, school administrators
and other stakeholders joining together with the parent community
creates on ongoing forum to work together to identify challenges and
address concerns in a true parent-school partnership. The interactive
question/answer format permits speakers to provide practical guidelines
and resources of how to take further action steps. Most programs are
recorded and available on CDs in the school site libraries and online
for anyone who cannot attend.
Break has been able to grow into a progressive parent education program,
in large part, because grant funding from our Foundation as well as
two grants from the Schoolpower Foundation has allowed the procuring
of outstanding national experts who best represent the specific issues
most relevant to the parents. The
Surf and Sand Hotel graciously donates the event meeting
space, service and equipment as a great community service.
HERO Project is a wonderful interactive website for children,
parents, and schools. The mission of MY HERO is to use media and technology
to celebrate the best of humanity and to empower young people to realize
their own potential to effect positive change in the world. This project
was created as an alternative to the mass media filled with violence
and negative role models.
freely accessible, not-for-profit project is supported by visitors
of all ages who share stories, art, and short films on their award-winning
multimedia journal and digital library. The goal is to inspire people
of all ages with an ever-growing internet archive of hero stories
from around the world. What started as a simple idea is now a global
learning community that bridges the digital divide, promotes tolerance,
and allows people around the world to have their voices heard in a
safe, commercial-free environment.
Teachers use their programs in schools, libraries, after-school workshops,
and in community and media centers around the world, reaching millions
of people from over 175 nations.