The WWU Caregivers & Parents (CAP) group and Community Connect will host "Childcare Challenges in Whatcom County" from 2:30-4 p.m. on Friday, Nov.15 at the Fairhaven Auditorium.
The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required; please register here on the WWU HR registration site. Presented by the Opportunity Council, Brigid Collins, Bellingham Healthy Motherhood, and the Bellingham YMCA.
Parents and caregivers: Join the community dialogue with Sue Duncan from the Opportunity Council, Melinda Yost from the YMCA, Megan Douglas from Brigid Collins, Samantha Konikoff, and Becky Schayes from Bellingham Center for Healthy Motherhood. They will discuss the challenges that caregivers and parents face in Whatcom County. This event will primarily provide information for families with infant to elementary school aged children. There will be an opportunity to break out into smaller groups to learn more about each agency and to engage with other participants. This is a new opportunity for WWU employees to support each other as they raise families while working at Western.
Community Connect offers community-led civic engagement training opportunities. This specific event is in partnership with the new WWU Caregivers & Parents (CAP) group formed this year to provide resources and opportunities to Western employees in support of parental resources, networking, and education. More information about CAP coming in the coming month
What is Community Connect?
Community Connect is a Western program that invites local nonprofits to lead dialogues and build collaborative relationships with the University community. If you have any questions about this program please contact Laurel Hammond at firstname.lastname@example.org or 360-650-7542.