It Takes a Village

MomsFirst has been working to engage communities across Cleveland in acts of service to make an impact on reducing infant mortality. Community members of all ages are taking on the task with enthusiasm! For mother’s day, a group of first graders at Paul L. Dunbar School wrote encouraging letters to moms-to-be. The children were excited to use their creativity to make an expectant mom smile for Mother’s Day. MomsFirst appreciates their hard work and act of kindness. We would also like to thank their teacher, Mrs. Tracy Reese of the Cleveland Metropolitan School District, for partnering with us to make a difference in our community.


In addition, community members are volunteering their time to make sure more moms in Cleveland feel supported during pregnancy. The increase of support from the community is one way to help reduce stress and improve pregnancy outcomes. A volunteer from the community wrote 5 letters to encourage expectant mothers in the MomsFirst program. With the support of Cleveland residents, we are able to move our community engagement work forward as we strive towards collective impact.

We are so appreciative of the support from the community, and so are our participants!

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