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Grants and Other Financial Assistance Programs: FY2012

Pathways to Family Success
Fund Code: 661, 671, 675

April 2011

Dear Applicant:

I am pleased to issue this continuationPathways to Family Success (Pathways) Request for Proposals (RFP). The four communities eligible to apply are those that participated in Pathways in FY2011: Cambridge, Holyoke, Lawrence, and Pittsfield.

These continuation grants support the implementation and continuous improvement of the Pathways "in-depth projects" consisting of family literacy and access to wraparound services for adult learners and their families.

In Facing the Future: Massachusetts Strategic Framework for Adult Basic Education, the adult basic education system identifies three system goals: ensuring that adults needing basic education have access to services, increasing system effectiveness and quality, and preparing students for success in their next steps. Aligned with these goals, Pathways expands service delivery options for parents enrolled in community adult learning centers; provides innovative opportunities for students who are parents by more effectively serving their needs as family members; and coordinates and integrates existing community services to expand support services for parents and their children alike.

Continuation applications must be received by the Department no later than noon on Tuesday, May 31, 2011.

We thank you for your long standing commitment to families and your participation in FY2011 in the statewide evaluation of Pathways. This evaluation was structured to summarize the characteristics of participating families and lessons learned about the benefits - and challenges - of coordinating and integrating services. Your work will help us understand the extent to which coordinated and integrated services get better results and what it takes to serve families comprehensively. We look forward to reading your proposals.

With Literacy in Mind,

Anne Serino, Administrator
Adult and Community Learning Services



Last Updated: April 27, 2011
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