Pathways to Family Success

Early Childhood Literacy & Family Support

Pathways to Family Success supports low-income immigrant families living in Cambridge with children in kindergarten to 3rd grade. Parents learn more about the U.S. public school system, connect with other parents, learn about community resources, and participate in fun literacy activities for the whole family.  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 kindergarten through third grade.
  • Be a Cambridge resident. 
  • Live in or be eligible for Cambridge public housing or a Section 8 voucher.
  • Speak English as a second language or have come from another country.

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, 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 Becky Smick at 617-299-6705 or rsmick@challiance.org.

Updated June 2, 2022