This is about the children…and their future. Parent involvement is the key first element in a child’s educational success. This is about families learning together and getting children to school ready to learn and thrive. We’re just here to support you along the way.


We believe in the potential of children. We believe in the power of parents, education, and opportunity. We believe in the fabric of community.


At Partnership for Families, we equip Northside parents with the tools and knowledge they need to get their children to school ready to learn, grow, and thrive. We help parents and children learn together and build networks of support. In doing so, we empower Northside families to address issues beyond their own home, uplifting the larger community for generations to come.


Our model has three programs that can be seen as separate but integrated parts:

Parent Time
Parent and Child Together (PACT) Time
Family Service Learning

Find out what support services are right for you by learning more about Our Programs.

Working together, these offerings help parents support their children’s growth, while also supporting parents’ own desire to better their community. To accomplish this, we work with a small network of community partners to provide deep, wrap-around support to families.

Program Highlights:

  • Trauma-informed family case management
  • Quality early childcare and education
  • In-classroom educational experiences for parents and children
  • Parent knowledge-building in areas such as child development, early reading, nutrition, and health.

Our partners include:

  • The Children’s Museum of Richmond
  • Richmond Behavioral Health Authority
  • Family Lifeline
  • Boaz & Ruth
  • Embrace Richmond
  • Smart Beginnings
  • Circle Pre-School and Richmond SCAN
  • IT4Causes
  • Richmond Healthy Start/Early Childhood Development Initiative
  • Richmond Public Schools/Virginia Preschool Initiative (VPI) and Head Start

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To learn more about how to get started with Partnership for Families, visit our enrollment page.

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