Family, Friend, and Neighbor Care Project

Posted on April 9, 2007

National League of Cities’ Institute on Youth, Education and Family Launches Family, Friend, and Neighbor Care Project

With support from the Annie E. Casey Foundation, the YEF Institute is partnering with United Way of America to embark on a Family, Friend, and Neighbor (FFN) Care Initiative. The initiative will provide city officials, United Way leaders, and community partners with practical assistance in supporting informal caregivers for young children and enhancing school readiness.

Recognizing that the majority of the nation?s youngest and most vulnerable children are cared for by family, friends, or neighbors during the work day, this partnership will strengthen the capacity of local leaders to conduct effective outreach to FFN care providers by facilitating cross-city peer learning, identifying new communities interested in supporting FFN care, developing tools and resources for city leaders, and convening site visit that feature exemplary local approaches to support the school readiness of children in FFN care. Contact Tonja Rucker at with questions.

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