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Implementation Partners


Barbers for Health


Bethel AME Church


Boston Centers for Youth & Families (27 Community Centers)


Boston Children's Hospital


Boston Children’s Museum


Boston Medical Center


Boston NAACP


Boston Public Health Commission


Brigham and Women’s Hospital


Brookside Community Health Center


Children’s Services of Roxbury


City Hall to Go


Codman Square Health Center


Congregation Lion of Judah


Countdown to Kindergarten


The Dimock Center


Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative


East Boston Family Engagement Network

Families First

Family Nurturing Center

Fields Corner Children Thrive


First Teacher


Martha Eliot Health Center


Massachusetts General Hospital




Mattapan Community Health Center


Mattapan Family and Community Network


Mattapan’s Finest



Mayor's Office of New Bostonians


MIT-Haiti Initiative




Partners HealthCare


Project Hope


Raising a Reader




Roxbury Presbyterian Church


South Boston Neighborhood House


Southern Jamaica Plain Health Center


Thom Child and Family Services


Whittier Street Health Center


United South End Settlements


Urban Pride



Black Philanthropy Fund Trustees


Sen. William “Mo” Cowan (Retired), Senior Vice President and COO, ML Strategies LLC


Ruth Ellen Fitch, Independent Director/Trustee


Robert Gittens, Vice President for Public Affairs, Northeastern University


Jeff Howard (Chair) President, The Efficacy Institute


Reverend Ray Hammond, Pastor, Bethel AME Church


Wendell Knox, Retired President and CEO, Abt Associates


Jacqui Lindsay, President, Innovation by Design


Jeri Robinson, Vice President, Education and Family Learning, Boston Children’s Museum


Ayele Shakur, Regional Executive Director, BUILD Boston; Chair, Education Committee, NAACP Boston


Margaret Daniels Tyler, Philanthropic Advisor/Education Strategist, Strategic Consulting Network, Inc.


Content Advisors



Frank Farrow, Director, Center for the Study of Social Policy


Susan Goldin-Meadow, Bearsdley Ruml Distinguished Service Professor of Psychology, University of Chicago


Portia Kennel, Senior Vice President, Program Innovation, Ounce of Prevention Fund and Executive Director, Educare Learning Network


Susan Landry, Director and Founder, Children’s Learning Institute, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston


Susan Levine, Rebecca Anne Boylan Professor of Education and Society, Department of Psychology, University of Chicago



Karen Mapp, Senior Lecturer on Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education


Pamela Morris, Professor of Applied Psychology, New York University


Robert Putnam, Peter and Isabel Malkin Professor of Public Policy, Harvard University


Cybele Raver, Vice Provost for Research and Faculty Affairs, New York University


Meredith Rowe, Associate Professor of Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education




Ralph Smith, Senior Vice President, Annie E. Casey Foundation and Managing Director, Campaign for Grade Level Reading


Joshua Sparrow, Director, Brazelton Touchpoints Center, Boston Children’s Hospital and Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School


Dana Suskind, Professor of Surgery, University of Chicago Medical School


Catherine Tamis-LeMonda, Professor of Applied Psychology, New York University


Rick Weissbourd, Lecturer on Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education


Institutional Funders


Abt Associates Inc.


Barr Foundation


Black Philanthropy Fund


Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation


EdVestors, Inc.


Eos Foundation


Ford Foundation


Latino Legacy Fund


Leon Lowenstein Foundation


NEA Foundation


Partners HealthCare


W.K. Kellogg Foundation