Family Connects is a program of the Partnership for Children of Cumberland County.

Committee purpose: The Committee’s purpose is to successfully support the Family Connects program by providing leadership, community involvement, engagement, and sustainable funding.

Committee principles: The Committee collaborates with community partners who seek to ensure the program’s success in Cumberland, Hoke, and Robeson Counties. The primary roles are to provide advice and support on decisions affecting the program implementation and sustainability in key areas such as:

  • Enrollment
  • Community connections
  • Sustainability
  • Engaging stakeholders
  • Cultivating supporters
  • Aligning resources

Committee Membership: The committee will consist of a minimum of 15 members, and members will represent the following categories:

  • Families
  • Community leaders
  • Neighborhood leaders
  • Local obstetrician and gynecologists, pediatricians, and hospitals
  • Local foundations
  • Representatives from community organizations that serve families with young children

This program is currently funded through NCDHHS and the Federal Preschool Development Grant, North Carolina’s Smart Start initiative, and the Elizabeth A. Hudspeth Endowment Fund of the Cumberland Community Foundation.


2020-2021 Committee Packets including meeting agenda and minutes.

Interested in joining our committee? Please fill out a Nomination/Application Form.