CHCF Vision: A future where Latino children, youth, and families have equitable access to opportunities to succeed, are empowered to realize their full potential and are affirmed in their culture.
CHCF Mission: CHCF combines education, capacity-building, and advocacy to strengthen the support system and the continuum of learning for children and youth.
Program Statements: In order to thrive, children and youth need high-quality holistic support from their family, care environment, school and community. To this end, CHCF offers programs and services the following areas:
● The Early Care and Education Institute provide culturally-informed, bilingual professional development to Family Child Care educators, to strengthen the quality of early care and learning to children in New York City.
● We provide culturally-informed, community based academic and enrichment programs in elementary, middle and high schools in New York City to strengthen the support systems, and empower students, for school success.
● The Parent and Family Engagement arm of programming aims to connect and provide high quality resources and services to parents and families. CHCF aims to enhance families’ knowledge and skills to ensure independent and confident community members who will be empowered to advocate for themselves, their families, and their communities.
● We advocate for improved policies and legislation around access to education from birth to adulthood, heightened public awareness of the social and institutional frameworks that hinder opportunity for Latino communities, and the empowerment of these communities to directly mobilize for change.