[Parentsgroup-list] Official recognition / COOP funds

Christine Dianne Wenc wenc at fas.harvard.edu
Thu Mar 16 13:30:09 EST 2006

Dear Linda,

Thank you so much for your note. It's definitely safe to say there is a
need!  I can't write much now (it's
my own babysitting co-op day) but I have been in touch with someone with
the library, and there may be space somewhere to have drop-in child care.
If we were able to get some additional funding, we could possibly
have the space and staff it as a grad student co-op.  There may be
liability issues (in fact, I'm
sure there are) to be worked out--but perhaps we could work together?

more later, Christine

On Thu, 16 Mar 2006, Linda Liang wrote:

> Congratulations on the appointment as an official club!
> I am writing to let you know that the COOP has a fair amount of grants
> that are designated for public/community service projects around the
> area.  In general, there is interest from the COOP community to help
> support parents, but they said that they hadn't heard of any particular
> ideas or programs that has really fit with the designation of the
> funds.  Although, reviewing grants this past month, we discussed the
> possibility of perhaps having the COOP fund a co-op type of child care
> for the graduate students. While they can't provide money for
> individuals for child care purposes, they seemed agreeable to the idea
> of helping fund and set up a program that will benefit many graduate
> students, if the need is there.  I was wondering what your thoughts were
> on this as parents, and if there is a need and interest of some sort
> along these lines.
> Sincerely,
> Linda Liang
> Dudley Public Service Fellow
> Christine Dianne Wenc wrote:
> >Hi everybody,
> >
> >As of today, our application was approved by the deans and the GSC, and
> >the GSAS Student-Parent Organization is an official GSAS
> >group.  This means we can get funding from the GSC & elsewhere, organize colloquia
> >and other academic events, keep having social events, and operate our
> >advocacy work from a stronger position.  Thank you, everyone, for
> >your support.
> >
> >best,
> >Christine
> >
> >
> >
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