For more than a dozen years, a unique program at Cincinnati Children’s has been reaching out to at-risk families, changing the trajectory of their lives. Every Child Succeeds targets pregnant and new mothers in southwest Ohio and northern Kentucky who are poor, single and often from troubled backgrounds.
Now, the Cincinnati model is attracting national attention. The Obama administration has dedicated $40 million to a “Promise Neighborhoods” initiative that encourages community groups to form similar partnerships.
Every Child Succeeds supports mothers and their babies through home visits from social workers, child development specialists and nurses. Since its founding in 1999, Every Child Succeeds has served more than 17,600 children through 360,000 home visits.
This week, NBC News profiled Every Child Succeeds as part of a series of reports on education solutions featured at the Education Nation summit in New York.