VN-EastSt.Louis

Overcoming obstacles to celebrate families!

Parents United for Change, a team of moms and grandmothers from across East St. Louis, brought together by a partnership of All Our Kids (AOK) Early Childhood Network and COFI, held a Family Fun Day and Picnic as their first team goal. The mothers recognized a lack of free family activities in East St. Louis and decided they would hold their own. It was not easy to line up a safe space and transport all of the parents and children but more than 25 came together to play in the park, grill out and get to know each other better.