The Agenda for Children Literacy Initiative (AFC) is an early literacy program initiative supporting moms, dads and caregivers of young children, birth to 8 years, based at Cambridge Public Health Department. 

AFC carries out its work through three programs:

  1. Let’s Talk! works with moms, dads and caregivers to support the development of young children’s language and literacy skills through a broad range of activities including home visits, parent workshops, family events, and book distribution. Many of Let’s Talk! programs and services are provided by Literacy Ambassadors – multilingual, multicultural, trained parents who serve as links between the Agenda for Children Literacy Initiative and families in the community.
  1. Cambridge Dads strives to ensure dads are engaged, informed, and feel supported in their role as parents. It also aims to change the culture of Cambridge’s social services network to be more father-inclusive. Cambridge Dads is a partnership between AFC and the Center for Families.
  2. Pathways to Family Success is a two-year program designed to build community, support school access, and provide resources for low-income Cambridge families. The program is for families with children in Pre-K through 1st grade. Pathways is a partnership of the Agenda for Children Literacy Initiative,  Center for Families, Cambridge Housing Authority, and the Community Learning Center.

Updated: August 21, 2023