COMMUNITY OUTREACH AND ENGAGEMENT
We work with community partners to leverage connections and achieve maximum impact on the systems that affect young children in Orange County.
OCPYC hosts the Orange County Campaign for Grade-Level Reading, which is working to ensure reading proficiency by the end of third grade for all children, a key predictor of school success. More than 45 people, representing parents, community members, and 21 cross-sector organizations and agencies, have participated in developing action and implementation plans. In September 2019, 25 team members came together to lay out implementation strategies and an action plan. Our next steps are to develop a communications campaign and create opportunities for parents and caregivers to engage in their children’s literacy learning.
OCPYC is a partner in the Family Success Alliance, a cradle-to-career initiative based in the Orange County Health Department that seeks to close the opportunity gap and end generational poverty in Orange County. As part of the collaborative’s work funded by the United Way of the Greater Triangle, OCPYC provides fiscal services.