Minus 9 to 5 is a collective impact initiative incubated by the Hampton Roads Community Foundation, one of the oldest and largest philanthropic organizations in Virginia. The community foundation spent a year exploring its region’s greatest needs and engaged FSG, an international expert in collective impact, to conduct 100 interviews with parents and professionals interested in early care and education.
This exploration led to the initiative’s launch in 2015 to:
- Address the complex needs of young children and their families.
- Coordinate the abundance of child and family resources and programs in Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Suffolk and Virginia Beach.
- Help all expectant parents or families with young children gain access to high-quality programs and services.
Meet the community members and organizations leading this initiative.