About this Initiative

Location:

Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America (the), New England (CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT)
Year Started: 
2011
Social issue: 
Education and Youth,
Health and Nutrition
Initiative stage: 
Implementing and Sustaining Impact
Initiative Purpose and Goals: 

Vital Village is a network of residents and organizations committed to maximizing child, family, and community well-being.  Our place-based, community engagement network mobilizes collective investment from residents, community organizations and institutions to seed scalable and sustainable community change around child protection and promoting healthy social and emotional development in early childhood.

The Vital Village Network is using a collective impact approach to supporting deeper collaboration among educators, clinicians, social service providers, legal advocates and residents to strengthen prenatal, early childhood education, and economic security and preventive legal resources that support family and community protective factors.  We have developed hubs of innovation within and a formal collaborative network across three Boston Neighborhoods: Dudley (Roxbury/North Dorchester), Mattapan, and Codman Square (Dorchester).

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