Scene: Children First Hosts Lunch and Learn for the NCJW

April 22, 2019

Young boy eating lunch in classroom
Volunteer Stephanie Hochfelder hugging an African American boy

Vice President of Philanthropy Jessica Rogers introduced everyone to the mission of Children First, and shared the importance of positive early childhood education outcomes in our community.

The women of the NCJW received information about volunteerism within our agency and learned about RISE, a program for Children First graduates attending Booker Elementary School with continued support and social services for the children as well as their families. RISE students have access to their very own mentors, and the program has recently grown to support children through the 5th grade.

Following lunch, the women toured the classrooms to see first-hand the crucial work teachers and staff are engaged in each day to strengthen the most at-risk children and families within our community. Children First is deeply grateful for the NCJW for spending time learning about our organization, and looks forward to future partnership opportunities.

To read the full article on Scene Magazine’s website, please click here.