Village Voices
Network members' voices bring good news and share highlights from
around our community. 
All or None
In our most recent blog post, Vital Village founding director, Renée Boynton-Jarrett, draws upon research which speaks to the impact family separation has on child and caregiver well-being and issues a call-to-action for upholding collective dignity of all children. Read the entire post here.
Recognition of Local Mediation Work
John King Jr., Social Justice Mediation Institute alum and founder of Seven Principles Family Mediation Services , recently sat down for an interview with Natalie Armstrong-Motin of Marketing Resolution to talk about his work in supporting families of color through mediation. Watch the interview here.
Networks of Opportunity for Child Wellbeing (NOW) just released their second podcast episode: Letting Communities Lead , featuring the Young Child Wellness Council team from Tuscaloosa, AL, one of the coalitions in the NOW Learning Community. 
Network Events

Connect with Vital Village Network at these upcoming events. Click
 event to RSVP or learn more .
1 – 2pm @ Online Webinar
Join the NOW Team and Children’s HealthWatch in this session to discuss why narrative change strategies are critical to advancing efforts that support the wellbeing of young children and families. Speakers will present tools and promising strategies from a new data storytelling toolkit, including how to develop effective frames, design message maps, and plan for dissemination. Register today!

5:30 7:30pm @ Evans Seminar Room, Boston Medical Center 
Featuring special guests from Springfield who will be sharing strategies for successful pathways in the lactation field.
8:00am 3:00pm @ George Sherman Union
Mark your calendars for 6th Annual Leadership Summit, hosted by Vital Village! This one-day summit, unlike any other, will bring together change makers from around Boston and across the country who are dedicated to ensuring that children and families have equitable access to the tools and resources they need to thrive. Early bird tickets available today.
Miss our last Network Connection Meeting? Check out our Meeting Snapshot for highlights!
Community Events
Join Vital Village Network partners and other community organizations at these upcoming events. Click event to RSVP or learn more.
9am – 4pm @ Codman Park & Second Church in Dorchester 
Come take part in celebrating Multicultural Day with fun, family activities including: music & dance performances, a children’s art area, local food, and more!

July 13: Community Tables  
5 – 7pm @ Haley House Bakery Café (Dudley) 
Join Haley House in their monthly Community Tables event, a pay-what-you-will shared meal where donations go towards supporting the efforts of Haley House. All are welcome to come and eat delicious food, share stories, and join in celebrating one another. 

8am – 3pm @ George H. Walker Playground  
Join the Mattapan Food and Fitness Coalition for a community bike ride along the Nesponset River Greenway Trail! Choose one of three routes and pedal along with riders of all ages & skill levels who are working to make Mattapan a more bike-friendly neighborhood. Free bike & helmet rentals available. 

10am – 4pm @ Malcolm X Blvd
Come celebrate the community and culture of Roxbury with the 2019 Roxbury Unity Parade! Register to show support through walking in the parade, or sign up to voluntee r for a part of the day.

July 25: Decades of Fire: Stay, Fight, Build – Film Screening 
5:30 – 8:30pm @ Black Market, Dudley Square 
Come to a free screening and community dialogue about the history of displacement across the U.S. and how communities have taken action! Hear the story of a South Bronx community coming together to fight divestment and displacement happening in their neighborhood, and engage in a post-film discussion with filmmaker, Vivian Vazquez-Irizarry.

Check out more community events on our Website  and Facebook
Check out job, volunteer, and grant opportunities available in our
Boston Public Schools: Various Positions
Boston Public Schools is looking for candidates to fill roles in their early childhood and Pre-K programs:

Center for Teen Empowerment (TE):  Program Coordinator
The TE Program Coordinators will work in a team of adult staff to provide youth organizers with the training, understanding, and logistical support needed to reach the goals of individual growth, positive community change, and challenging and working to change oppressive societal values and social structures.

Parenting Journey: Research and Evaluation Manager
Parenting Journey is currently seeking an experienced professional to serve as their Research &
Evaluation Manager (REM) to lead Parenting Journey’s efforts to further evaluate and understand the impact of its programming on uplifting families and building strong communities.

Interested in mentoring young women in financial literacy? Budget Buddies is recruiting female-identifying people to volunteer as coaches for their programs. You don’t need to be an expert to help! As a coach, you’ll receive training to provide ongoing, one-to-one support for your buddy. 

July 10: 6 – 8pm @ Roxbury Community College 
Learn how to grow your wealth through real estate investment in this workshop series! With the goal of providing tangible steps that people of color can take to increase their net worth, participants will walk away with concrete strategies that they can apply to wealth creation. 
In this nine credit certificate program, students will acquire tools and develop skills to serve as better advocates in their home, their workplace, their community, and beyond. Apply for a course scholarship today!
Resource Connector
Learn more about resources relevant to children and families in our community from our community.
Resources on the go!
With summer bringing warm weather, sunshine, and a new harvest, eating the rainbow has never been easier! Take a trip and explore the Fresh Truck Mobile Market and all of the colorful fruits and veggies it has to offer. Click here to view the weekly schedule and learn more about the project! 

Looking for a way to make reading fun all year round? Storymobile is coming to a location near you! The Storymobile team will be bringing fun, interactive storytelling events across Boston throughout the summer, and every child walks away with a new book to take home! Best-suited for children ages 3-8, click here to find a Storymobile event near you.
Scoop on the Stats
Explore data related to child and family well-being.
Sharing Technology
Explore technology related to child and family well-being.
The  Abundance App  is now available on iOS and Android devices, as well as on desktops. Abundance empowers Boston residents to easily access affordable, high-quality food resources. Download the FREE app today!
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 8-8-5-8-8
Once you're subscribed you will receive 3 weekly FREE text messages:
  • Monday: Nearby community resources
  • Wednesday: Wellness tips
  • Friday: Family-fun events
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