Community Connections

A mother showing her daughter how to write the alphabet.
Current Priorities
  • Connect communities to Resources 757, a regional directory of family resources.
  • Continue to support school divisions' efforts to align and streamline the kindergarten registration process across the cities.
  • Launch The Basics, a community mobilization campaign supporting the important role families play in their babies’ and preschool children’s development.
It is my hope that we can identify targeted best practice solutions to build strong and stable families, customize them for South Hampton Roads and implement them so they reach the most at-risk families.
Thaler McCormick
Thaler McCormick For Kids
Working Group Members
Shirley Bracket, For Kids, IncSue Burton, Portsmouth ReadsBruce Brady, Norfolk Public SchoolsSam Fabian, Children's Hospital of The King's DaughtersJenny Goff, ReachRenee Hailes, Portsmouth Public SchoolsKristen Ingram, Training and Technical Assistance Center, ODUAngela Isabell, Chesapeake Public SchoolsBarb Lito, Virginia Beach Grow SmartCherise Newsome, Hampton Roads Community FoundationKimberly Philmon, YMCA South Hampton RoadsMartha Razor, WHROLelia Tynes, Community Volunteer
Contact Beth Parker for more information at ParkerEK@EVMS.EDU