[Parentsgroup-list] COOP funds

Christine Dianne Wenc wenc at fas.harvard.edu
Thu Mar 16 16:26:57 EST 2006


Here's another question--any Ed School folks (or others) interested in
creating a
co-op preschool?  Seems only fitting that our 4-year-olds should get to go
to Harvard too...

Christine


On Thu, 16 Mar 2006, Emily Qazilbash wrote:

> Hi -
>
> We are interested, too ... I probably count as one of the Ed School families Doug mentioned he's
> talked to about setting something up. We have two kids, ages 9 months and 2 years.
>
> I'm currently involved with the Kids' Coop in Cambridge, so if it helps I have those documents as
> guides (which are available to anyone who is interested in setting up a cooperative, anyway, on
> the website www.kidscoopcambridge.com) to aid in setting up a Coop. The biggest issue is finding
> space, I think, so if there is room in the library that might be free, that would be a huge help.
>
> Emily Kalejs Qazilbash
>
>
> On Thu, 16 Mar 2006 15:27:59 -0500
>   Jascha Smilack <smilack at fas.harvard.edu> wrote:
> > One more interested family!
> > Please let us know how we can help.
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Jascha
> >
> > On Mar 16, 2006, at 3:22 PM, Douglas Knecht wrote:
> >
> >> Linda and Christine,
> >> My name is Doug Knecht, father of 1 year old Max and doctoral
> >> student at the graduate school of education.  My wife and I would
> >> love to work with folks to put together a grad student childcare co-
> >> op.  I know there are at least 2-3 other HGSE doctoral students
> >> with kids whom I have talked to (very preliminarily) about getting
> >> something like this off the ground.  As Christine implied, there
> >> are many more of us across the schools.  Suffice it to say, the
> >> demand is definitely here if the supply is met.
> >> When you get some time, please let me know how you think I can help
> >> (write or call).
> >> Thanks for reaching out,
> >> Doug
> >> (617) 642-0980
> >>
> >> On Thu, 16 Mar 2006 13:30:09 -0500 (EST)
> >>  Christine Dianne Wenc <wenc at fas.harvard.edu> wrote:
> >>> 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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> >> Douglas R. Knecht
> >> Doctoral Student
> >> Harvard Graduate School of Education
> >> 617.642.0980
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