Bringing parents together

The Parent Café is a nationally recognized intervention with success in strengthening families.

Research and supporting data shows that poverty and economic disparity negatively affect the mental health, educational status, interpersonal development, physical health, and social growth of children. In response, meaningful family engagement in children's early learning supports school readiness and later academic success.

The program for the long haul

The Parent Café offers a deeper and more engaging program than our shorter-term offerings, such as Parent Power and A Great Start for Parents. The Café is parent driven, using a process for continual and ongoing connections and overall support for parents. The Café brings parents together to engage in peer-to-peer conversation around five research-based protective factors that mitigate the negative impact of generational poverty: parental resilience; social connections; knowledge of parenting and child development; concrete support in times of need; and social and emotional competence of children.

Fall dates

  • Wednesdays, 5:30-7:00 p.m.
  • Class Session Dates: September 20, 2017-December 6, 2017

  • Dates account for Fall Break October 10-13, Election Day November 7, and Thanksgiving break November 20-24

More information

The Parent Café meets at the Barack and Michelle Obama Academy located at 970 Martin St SE, Atlanta, GA 30315. For more information, please contact Tavon Betts at (404) 525-5949, ext. 17 or tavonbetts@emmaushouse.org.