Keeping it Real in Family Partnership
Keeping it Real in Family Partnership is a storytelling project that hopes to inspire conversations about how Cambridge out-of-school time practitioners and families from diverse cultural backgrounds partner to best support our children. Stories highlight promising practices and explore the experiences of families and OST practitioners. Each story is paired with a set of guiding questions to help you go deeper in reflecting on how families and OST practitioners can create more meaningful partnerships. To support you in using these resources with your staff, download our NEW Facilitator's Guide here!
"I need to find a common ground for the child from where their culture is coming from and a common ground for what kind of culture we're trying to build in our classroom community. . . I personally really do believe it takes a village to raise a child."
"I want staff members that are working with my kids to be as real with me as possible. As far as mothers or fathers or both, I just know them. It is so familiar. I have been in their situation so many times."