America to Me: Real Talk Montclair: This community-wide process to deepen racial literacy has engaged over 900 Montclairians. Through months-long engagement Watch Group participants work with trained leaders to understand systemic racism, to unpack their own bias, and to identify individual and collective action to disrupt racism in our schools and in our town.
Healing Huddles: Beginning in January 2021, these small-group parent support circles will provide urgent care for the soul. Through weekly conversations, lightly guided by parents and caregivers who have been trained by local therapists/parent coaches to provide just-enough structure and support, caregivers will have a space to be heard, understood, and take away something that may help. Register here.
Montclair Community Enrichment Centers: MFEE is excited to share that the Montclair Neighborhood Development Corporation opened the first Montclair Community Enrichment Center at the Wally Choice Community Center. We are proud to provide planning, programmatic and technical support.The MCEC provides full-day remote learning supervision and support to students whose families cannot afford these services. Students are supervised by staff who have experience working with children and have been trained in the CDC’s COVID-19 guidelines. We have been honored to work with MNDC Executive Director Albert Pelham and Councilman David Cummings to support families with this unique program.
TikTok Together: Families became dance stars as they took the TikTok challenge to raise funds to support emerging needs in our schools due to coronavirus.
ShowUP Montclair: Our virtual fundraiser ShowUp Montclair on Nov 7 - which engaged over 600 hundred Montclairians - raised funds to support MFEE’s work with a special emphasis on our Arts Open Hearts programs. While the show centered on some amazing talented performers, there is no doubt that the real stars of the night were the many members of our school community -- principals, teachers, custodians, and our very own superintendent -- who lip-synced, sang, and danced to the finale song.
Remote Learning Community Think: In August, MFEE hosted two Remote Learning Community Thinks where over 200 people gave invaluable input regarding their concerns and helped shape MFEE's fall programming.