As with all grants awarded by the Foundation, the success of the work we fund is in the hands of committed people working in the Agencies responsible for carrying out the programs. Our communities are very fortunate to have a stellar group of dedicated people working for the 20 agencies and collaboratives providing parenting education throughout the four counties.

Two different research-based, nationally supported curricula are used by the agencies in conducting parenting education for the participants (parents and caregivers).  One of these curricula is site based classes usually consisting of 10-12 sessions and 1-20 participants per class. The other curriculum is a home-visit program where the educators make home visits usually declining over a two-three year period from 3-4 per month to 1-2 per month until graduation.    

The agencies, their annual goals for participants, the numbers of educators, planned classes and class locations all for the latest funded program year are shown in the table below. Some agencies offer parenting using both site based and home visit curricula.

Site Based Programs

Agency Participant Goals Educators Classes Planned Class Locations
Bandera County Helping Hand 33 1 3 2
Barshop Jewish Community Center 120 3 7 1
BCFS Health & Human Services 850 5 56 14
Blessed Sacrament Academy 250 3 13 1
Boysville 440 2 20 20
Brighton School 300 3 24 12
Center for Family Relations 220 2 10 1
El Centro del Barrio (CentroMed) 660 3 33 5
Martinez Street Women’s Center 160 3 12 1
McKenna Health Management 200 3 12 3
Mexican American Unity Council 850 5 58 35
Northside Education Foundation 550 3 48 40
Seton Home Outreach 500 2 25 6
St Paul Lutheran Child Development Center 370 3 18 11
St Peter the Apostle Catholic Church 150 2 5 3
Sunshine Cottage 40 2 3 1
YMCA 630 3 60 35
YWCA Collaborative 500 7 40 20
Total for Site Based Programs 6,823 55 447 211

Home Visit Programs

Agency Participant Goals Educators Classes Planned Class Locations
BCFS Health & Human Services 150 4 N/A N/A
Catholic Charities 340 7
Center for Family Relations-Avalon 60 1
House of Neighborly Service 160 5
McKenna Services 150 3
Total for Home Visit Programs 860 20
Totals for all Programs 7,683 75