Pathways to Family Success

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 2nd grade. Activities and events include parent workshops, whole-family activities, field trips, and 1:1 support.

Pathways is a partnership of the Agenda for Children Literacy Initiative,  Center for Families, Cambridge Housing Authority, and the Community Learning Center.

Who can participate?

 To join the program, a parent must:

  • Have at least one child enrolled in Pre-K through 2nd grade. 
  • Be a Cambridge resident. 
  • Live in or be eligible for Cambridge public housing or a Section 8 voucher.

Program Components

Pathways to Family Success is free and offers many in-person and virtual events for parents and children. The program runs throughout the year for two years, usually with two to three events scheduled per month.

  • Parent education: including individualized support, parent to parent discussion groups, workshops and connection to community resources.
  • Events for the whole family: including family gatherings like field trips, nature walks, craft nights and more!
  • Free books and activity materials for each child.
  • Pathways WhatsApp Group: participating parents join a Pathways WhatsApp group to connect with other parents and learn about upcoming events.

How can I sign up for Pathways to Family Success?

For more information about Pathways to Family Success, please contact Iris Lewis at 617-475-0616 or [email protected].

Updated July 8, 2024