Village Voices
Network members' voices bring good news and share highlights from
around our community. 
When Joelle Auguste started working as a family engagement and comprehensive service manager at Boston Public Schools’ Universal Pre-K program (Boston UPK), she made it her mission to be the voice for children and families from underrepresented populations.

Vital Village Networks of Opportunity for Child Wellbeing (NOW) Playbook is a resource guide designed to provide tools for local leaders, community coalitions and networks, educators, practitioners, and policymakers working to promote the wellbeing of children and families, advance equity, and align systems of care and education in early childhood.

In partnership with Urban College of Boston, Vital Village Networks is accepting applications for scholarships to the Certificate in Community Leadership and Advocacy, a year-long, 9-credit, college-level certificate program that builds upon the capabilities of community leaders who are working to maximize child, family, and community wellbeing in Boston.
Your insights, feedback, and reflections are invaluable for planning and improving our efforts.

Please take a few minutes today to complete the Vital Village Networks anonymous, network-wide survey. Your participation is voluntary, all questions are optional.
Network Events
Connect with Vital Village Network at these upcoming events. Click
event to RSVP or learn more.
VVN 2021 National Community Leadership Summit

Registration is now open for the Vital Village Networks 2021 National Community Leadership Summit!

Shape the conversation with fellow community leaders, practitioners, change agents, and advocates.
The Big Pause: Collective Rest for Collective Power
Celebrate Black Breastfeeding Week with us! August 25th-31st.
Thursdays 3:30-4:00 pm
From your computer or smartphone!

Families with young children are invited to Children’s Mental Health Virtual Storytimes co-hosted by the Vital Village Network Mental Health Committee and Boston Public Library. We will bring families together for book readings, activities, and resources focused on Social-Emotional Learning. Sessions are designed for children 3-8 years old, but younger & older siblings are welcome! Register here!
Community Events
Join Vital Village Network partners and other community organizations at these upcoming events. Click event to RSVP or learn more.

The longest-running multicultural environmental music festival in the Northeast! This year our theme is: Environment Equality NOW which connects the need for immediate action to provide clean air, clean water, clean earth and basic necessities for all.

Events both in-person and virtual!

August 20-22, 2021
Rose Kennedy Greenway

This is neighborhood family fun day + customer appreciation event. This is a networking + branding opportunity to feature local Boston small business owners, artists, designer’s and handmade crafters.

We’ll be serving up Cotton candy, Popcorn, Hotdogs, Hamburgers, snacks and of course Mr.Kool Ice cream trucks signature Soft serve ice cream. There will also be music, crafts, games, and giveaways!!!

Sunday August 29th
Reverend Loesch Family Park
Check out more community events on our Website and Facebook.
The Fields Corner Branch invites you to join us online for a creative writing workshop. The goal of this workshop is to use poetry to dig deep enough to find the root of what moves us and to grow stronger by nurturing it. When we express our nature, we bloom miracles. In four sessions, we will create, perform, explore, and share under the leadership of Skoot Mosby and Stratusfier, local poets and performers from Writers Without Margins.

Check out job, volunteer, and grant opportunities available in our
Trust + Invest Collaborative
You are invited to participate in the Trust + Invest Collaborative (TIC). TIC is a pilot by UpTogether, a national organization that trusts and invests in the strengths of communities. The purpose of the TIC is to understand how access to community, capital and choice make a meaningful difference in people’s lives. TIC will help provide evidence to change social service systems and create better policies to support the families. TIC is investing a minimum of $760 in 1500 families in Boston and Cambridge!

Apply Today!
Estás invitado a participar en el estudio “Confianza + Inversión Colaborativa” (TIC).  
TIC es un programa piloto de UpTogether, una organización nacional que confía e invierte en las fortalezas de las comunidades. El propósito de las TIC es comprender cómo el acceso a la comunidad, el capital y las opciones marcan una diferencia significativa en la vida de las personas. TIC ayudará a proporcionar evidencia para cambiar los sistemas de servicios sociales y crear mejores políticas para apoyar a las familias.
¡TIC está invirtiendo un mínimo de $760 en 1500 familias en Boston y Cambridge!  

¡Aplica hoy!
We have a new opportunities page! Please click the button below for a full list of job, volunteer, and grant opportunities with descriptions and links.
Resource Connector
Learn more about resources relevant to children and families in our community from our community.
Connections and Healing:
Check out Diststant Together's resources for Mental Health during the SARS-COV Pandemic

Resources guide from Massachusetts General Hospital
COVID-19 Resources and Supports:

Encuentre informacion para obtener un verano seguro contra el COVID-19 para usted y su familia. El CDC ha compuesta guia de practicas seguras para que sus hijos/a puedan prepararse y planificar un verano divertido pero conciente de salud.
A guide from the CDC on safety practices for fun and enjoyable summer with family and friends.
Learn from mental health experts of supporting our children for a successful school year

Scoop on the Stats
Explore data related to child and family well-being.
How Do We Support Children During the COVID-19 Pandemic?
Sharing Technology
Explore technology related to child and family well-being.
Check out our Abundance App 3.0.2!

Location data sharing is no longer required in order to use the app and we have updated the Supermarkets layer.

If you haven't downloaded Abundance yet, head over to the Google Play or App Store!
CONtexts -Get Connected!
CONtexts aims to promote positive outcomes between caregivers and children by sharing weekly resources through a FREE text service and interactive resource sharing map. These resources are ideal for anyone working with or caregivers of children ages 0-5.

To subscribe, text KIDS to 844-806-0616
Once you're subscribed you will receive 3 weekly FREE text messages:
  • Monday: Nearby community resources
  • Wednesday: Wellness tips
  • Friday: Family-fun events
Let's Support a Safe Return to School this Fall
Share resources to support the wellness and mental health for children, caregivers and educators

Let’s pool our wisdom and resources together to continue building on the Wellness Guide. 

Our Mission

Vital Village is a network of residents and
agencies committed to maximizing child, family, and community wellbeing.
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