I am the Program Director for VOCEL's Child Parent Academy and pilot program Powered by VOCEL. VOCEL's, which stands for Viewing Our Children as Emerging Leaders, believes that every child has the right to a foundation that will allow him/her/them to learn, grow, and lead and provides free quality early childhood education to children 0-4 years old and their caregivers. Our work centers the relationship between children and their caregivers and we provide two generation classes, adult discussion and support spaces, and supplies to support thriving children.
In managing the teachers and family support specialists that make our classes happen, I get to see families grow together and support one another. I love seeing the power of people.



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Funded on 5/1/2021

Maria from Chicago, Illinois

I'm a dedicated mother of three. A car seat for my youngest will give peace of mind.

Between our rent, utility bills, and necessities we can't afford a car seat. With a little help, my 4-year-old will be much safer in our car. More

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Elena from Chicago, Illinois

I'm due to have my second child soon; I need baby gear to keep my child safe.

We have been a one-income household during the pandemic; baby equipment will keep our newborn safe and help us stay above water. More

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