10,000 Cicero children and youth will meet academic and developmental milestones.
The Cicero Neighborhood Network seeks to prepare children for success in 3rd grade and beyond by expanding access to early learning programs, by creating safe community spaces for families and by supporting economic success for parents and guardians.
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Building upon its community-fueled success, the Cicero Community Collaborative will focus on improving student academic success, increasing parent involvement, and improving safety in the schools and community.
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20 additional parents will be recruited and trained for the Cicero Early Childhood Committee.
Vice President of Centers for Family Focus; Co-Chair of the Cicero Community Collaborative
“It’s been inspiring to see Cicero residents, social service organizations, schools and the town come together to create lasting change for our community. We’ve all experienced the impact this collaboration has on our community...”
MD Robert Wood Johnson Foundation President and CEO
“The 2018 [Robert Wood Johnson Foundation] Culture of Health Prize winners understand good health requires far more than access to good health care. It requires a thriving community with access to quality education, good jobs, and safe, affordable housing. Cicero is engaging community members in decision-making to give all residents the opportunity to live well.”