In turn, Stand Up empowers parents/families in the community to improve the conditions facing the region's most vulnerable children. This initiative funds nonprofit organizations committed to inclusion, innovation, and impact in solving systemic early childhood problems through engagement by parents/families and others in the community through dialogue, issue identification, leadership development, collaboration, data driven planning and community mobilization.
The expected outcome of this initiative is two-fold:
- More engaged parents advocating for vulnerable children 0-5 years old, and
- Strengthened nonprofits through organizational capacity building
- to what extent participation in the Stand Up initiative yielded an increase in the capacity of parents to be leaders, and
- whether there was an increase in the funded organization's capacity to engage parents.