First 5 Riverside Set To Help Guide Future Investments
Series of Community Conversations Set to Help Guide Future Investments
Riverside County – First 5 Riverside will host a series of “Community Conversations” throughout the county to engage with families and early care and education stakeholders about updates to the agency’s current strategic plan. The forums are an opportunity for community members to reflect on the needs of children and families and where they would like to see focus placed in the coming years.
These conversations will help inform future funding decisions to ensure that children, 0 through age 5, continue to have the support they need to have the best possible start in life.
“We are revising our 2016-2021 strategic plan because of the shifting landscape,” said Tammi Graham, Executive Director of First 5 Riverside. “As birth rates in Riverside County continue to increase and Proposition 10 tobacco tax dollars decline, we are actively working on finding new ways to improve how services and supports are organized and delivered. Input from the community is essential to this new plan and how our work will be guided in the next four years and beyond.”
The community can participate in the conversation by joining First 5 Riverside at any of the following dates and locations:
Sept. 13 (5:30-8 p.m.)
First 5 Riverside Business Offices, 585 Technology Court, Riverside, CA 92507
Sept. 14 (9:30 a.m.-12 p.m.)
Beaumont City Hall, 550 E. 6th St., Beaumont, CA 92223
Sept. 18 (5:30-8 p.m.)
Valle Vista Community Center, 43935 E. Acacia Ave., Hemet, CA 92544
Sept. 19 (9:30 a.m.-12 p.m.)
Rancho Mirage Public Library, 71100 Highway 111, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
Sept. 22 (12:30-3 p.m.)
Blythe City Hall, 235 N. Broadway, Blythe, CA 92225
For more information or to register for a session, please visit F5Rcommunityconvos.eventbrite.com.
First 5 Riverside, the Riverside County Children & Families Commission, is a division of the Riverside County Department of Public Social Services and is funded by Proposition 10 tobacco tax revenues. Established by the County Board of Supervisors in 1999, First 5 Riverside supports early childhood development through educational outreach, partnerships and funding for early education, health and child care services that benefit children, 0 through 5 years of age. Research shows that such support helps children develop a strong foundation for success in school and throughout their lives. For more information about First 5 Riverside programs and other funded services, call 800-266-3880 or visit www.First5Riverside.org.