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2021 Spring Newsletter

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Our teachers and families have brighter smiles and a spring in their step these days. The pandemic is waning and the new Edgerley Family Horizons Center is open and is full of play and learning each day. Channel 5’s Chronicle recently came by for a visit and spent a few minutes chatting with Angelik, one of Horizons’ parents and Kate Barrand, Horizons’ CEO. Watch this segment to see how Horizons continues to make a difference in our community for children and their families:
 

Chronicle

Food-program-blog.pngSecuring Food for Families Who Need it Most

The building is more than just walls and windows, it’s a bright new future for the families Horizons serves. Understanding their needs is core to what we continue to do. In a recent survey of our families, 87% noted food insecurity as a primary concern. Horizons responded with food and financial support to help families bridge the financial gap. <Read more>

Lillie-on-Playground.jpgVolunteers Bringing Value One Classroom at a Time

Dedicated volunteers have always been a vital part of Horizons accomplishing its mission. With COVID-compliance requiring more safety protocols, the extra support of volunteers in the classroom was sorely missing until just recently. A careful pilot program brought them back, this time with masks, sanitizer and a newfound recognition of how meaningful their student connections always were. <Read more>

Web Banner Parent Workshop Blog-3.pngPlayspace Parent Workshops

We’ve all had to get creative during the pandemic to accomplish goals with more limitations than ever before. With shelters physically off limits to non-residents, the Playspace team got inventive in how they supported families in recent months. That support now comes in the form of workshops – a once weekly opportunity to learn, share and encourage parents who are meeting the needs of their infant or toddler while living in shelter. <Read more>

You’re not the only one reading more about Horizons and the impact we’re having. So are consumers of the Boston Globe, Boston Business Journal and the 74 Million, a publication covering education in America.  

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