FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contacts: Karen Enns, Program Director, 541-436-0306
Janet Hamada, Executive Director, 541-436-0301
THE NEXT DOOR RECEIVES $90,000
Oregon Community Foundation funds second year of parenting education hub
Friday, May 27, 2011 Hood River, Oregon:
The Oregon Community Foundation has renewed their support of The Next Door’s Regional Parenting Education program for a second year. This grant is part of the Oregon Parenting Education Collaborative, a multi-year initiative developed by OCF in partnership with Meyer Memorial Trust, The Ford Family Foundation, the Collins Foundation and Oregon State University.
The Parenting Education program coordinates and delivers a variety of classes for parents, grandparents and caregivers of young children. Many class series start in the Fall & Spring, while others can be joined anytime. Childcare and dinner are often included, and help with the small registration fee is available.
Families First provides classes in Wasco County and New Parent Services offers them in Hood River County. Both are programs of The Next Door. Community partners also provide classes and additional parenting supports, creating a collaborative, regional, program to reach as many parents as possible.
For more information about parenting classes and other parenting supports and activities, go to www.nextdoorinc.org and download the Parenting in the Gorge Guide.