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Better Together! Community Cafes

"Better Together!" is a community-based, parent-run effort to create meaningful connections and conversations about what works and what parents can do together to build an even stronger neighborhood. Most importantly, it provides a network of support for young children and their families. While the children participate in a kid's cafe' program, parents utilize this time to develop social networks, promote healthy parent-child relationships and connect with community networks. These conversations are instrumental in providing a safe and respectful environment to communicate on topics important to them; learn from each others collective knowledge on topics such as parenting, gardening, family activities and work together to develop ways to make their neighborhoods more "family friendly."

Community Cafe Host Training is a one-day training that spark leadership to develop the supportive relationship necessary to strengthen families through community conversation hosted by parents and community partners. Learn how to help engage and empower families, and support culturally diverse families to work together for a common cause, while becoming a leader for stronger families in our community. All are welcome, bring a friend! 


Anna Steinkraus
Family & Community Development Program Coordinator
(607) 272-2292 ext. 145

Last updated July 7, 2022