Precious Minds, New Connections

Sunset of the

Precious Minds, New Connections (PMNC) Initiative

Precious Minds, New Connections (PMNC) was the first strategic initiative of the Kronkosky Charitable Foundation launched in late 1999. The goal of PMNC was to affect the life of every child born in our funding area in a positive manner. Through research expert analysis and community input, we concluded that parenting education was the most effective and efficient approach to achieve this goal. Parenting education enables parents to understand early childhood development and realistic expectations for child behavior. The Initiative was carried out through annual grants to a variety of agencies and collaboratives in the Foundation’s service covering Bandera, Bexar, Comal and Kendall counties. Total Kronkosky Charitable Foundation funding for this initiative was $48,162,310.

The Foundation Distribution Committee and staff express our sincerest gratitude to all the agencies and educators for their dedication to the Precious Minds, New Connections Parenting Education Program. They have left a lasting legacy of devotion to early intervention efforts in our communities to prevent child abuse.

A full report of the program is available here and in the Grant Evaluations Section of this website.


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Over the course of the Initiative,

  • 36 separate community organizations served as lead agencies in conducting the parenting classes
  • 521 PMNC Educators were trained in at least one of the approved curricula
  • PMNC classes were conducted at a total of 1,466 separate locations
  • There were a total of 83,337 participants registered
  • 6,416 enrolled in home-based programs
  • 76,921 enrolled in site-based programs
  • 60,923 individuals who enrolled in PMNC Parenting Education graduated from the program
  • The cumulative graduation rate for the Initiative was 73%