The Growth Philanthropy Network Selects The Parent-Child Home Program as a Featured Initiative

May 11 2011 – The Growth Philanthropy Network’s Social Impact Exchange has selected the Parent-Child Home Program as one of the “strongest initiatives to scale social impact in our country.” Following the submission of extensive information about the Program, its replication, and all its research and evaluation information and its review by outside evaluators brought in by GPN, PCHP was selected By GPN as one of 6 programs to feature at its conference and on its website. The six are:

  1. The KIPP Foundation
  2. National Math and Science Initiative
  3. The Parent-Child Home Program
  4. Playworks
  5. Teach for America
  6. Year Up

In addition to presenting at the GPN’s national conference for funders in mid-June, Parent-Child Home Program has been selected to be featured in the Social Impact Exchange Contribution Center, a web-based platform consisting of a cohort of top- performing, scaling nonprofits. This site will contain detailed program and financial information which will be made available to philanthropists, family foundations, and other grantmakers and funders.

About The Parent-Child Home Program

The Parent-Child Home Program is a national, non-profit, evidence-based home visiting program that promotes early literacy, school readiness and positive parenting skills. Trained Home Visitors work with families twice weekly over two years. Using age and culturally appropriate books and educational toys, which remain in the home as gifts to the family, the Home Visitors model reading, play, and conversation activities. The Program targets high-risk families facing significant obstacles to academic success, including: poverty, language barriers, limited parental education, low literacy levels, and geographic isolation. Sites also serve as a social service referral contact, linking families to other services as needed. The National Center, located in Garden City, NY, oversees replication sites in over 150 communities in the United States and international sites in Bermuda, Canada, and Ireland. 

About The Social Impact Exchange

The Social Impact Exchange is a community of funders, practitioners, advisors, wealth managers, intermediaries and researchers interested in developing practices for studying, implementing and funding large-scale expansions of top-performing nonprofit organizations. The Exchange serves as a focal point and gathering place for those interested in further building the field of scaling social impact, and a platform that facilitates the efficient flow of capital investments to scalable social solutions. The Social Impact Exchange was established by the Growth Philanthropy Network (GPN), in partnership with Duke University’s Center for Strategic Philanthropy and Civil Society and its Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurs. Initial funding for the Exchange has been provided by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

For more information, contact: Growth Philanthropy Network 122 E. 42nd Street, 17th floor New York, NY 10168 212-551-1148 www.growthphilanthropy.org

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