There are a number of ways for families, individuals, businesses and community organizations to get involved with Meriden Children First Initiative. The following describes an important new community initiative led by parent and community leaders - just like you!
CFI's flagship project is the Meriden Family Zone. It involves dozens of parent and community leaders who meet to implement strategies related to the following priority areas:
In time, the Meriden Family Zone will grow to provide a comprehensive, ‘cradle to career’ continuum of child and family supports to improve the educational and developmental outcomes within a targeted and distressed Meriden neighborhood.
The most recent Meriden Family Zone plan plan was submitted in September 2011 to the US Department of Education for consideration under the "Promise Neighborhood" initiative.
This effort was born from Meriden's Blueprint project, and was inspired by the work of the Harlem Children Zone